During the summer of 2022 I was lucky enough to teach as the instructor of record for
Information Ethics and Tech Policy
(developed and usually taught by Casey Fiesler). I loved teaching this course and enjoyed the challenge of distilling
a whole semesters' worth of Casey's awesome materials into a short 5-week summer course. Below, I've included the materials that
I developed for the class: slides, assignments, in-class discussion prompts, and final project instructions. All materials draw upon
Casey's original assignments but have been significantly adjusted to create a curriculum that is suitable for a shorter summer semester.
Final project instructions and the
slide deck for the course are directly linked here.
Week 1: Ethical Foundations
Week 2: Privacy and Research Ethics
Week 3: Speech and Content Policy
Week 4: Bias and Fairness
Week 5: Possibilities and Limitations of AI