Teaching Information Ethics in an iSchool


  • David J. Saab




The iSchool movement is an academic endeavor focusing on the information sciences and characterized by a number of features: concern with society-wide information problems, flexibility and adaptability of curricula, repositioning of research towards interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary exchange (Harmon, 2006). Teaching information ethics in an iSchool would seem to be a requisite for students who will have an enormous impact on the information technologies that increasingly permeate our lives. The case for studying ethics in a college of information science and technology, as opposed to the liberal arts and humanities, has been regarded only marginally, however. In this paper I explore how I developed and delivered an information ethics course, paying attention to student receptivity and learning, course structure and assignments, as well as its connection to the wider curriculum and its efficacy.




How to Cite

Saab, David J. 2010. “Teaching Information Ethics in an ISchool”. The International Review of Information Ethics 14 (December). Edmonton, Canada:10-16. https://doi.org/10.29173/irie357.