Web Ethics

This course is offered by University of Pavia. We invite Master students to join this course.

Course description:

Degree: Master
Studies/Career: Humanities and Science
Course: Applied Ethics
ESTS (Host institution): 3
Institution: University of Pavia
Course duration: 8 weeks
Pre-requisites: Students must be registered at one of University of Pavia Master Degrees.
Target group: The course is open to students coming from every type of studies.
Priority students: Firstcome
Language: English

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Student guide (PDF)

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Maria Giovanna Ruberto - Short description
Lijana Navickiene - Short description


Timeline for 2016 Spring semester:

Enrolment Study period Final task
By February 15 March 1 - May 30 In June or Septemer


Teaching and learning methods:

  • Active lecture;
  • Case based analysis;
  • Forum discussion;
  • Exercises.


Assessment criteria:

  • Knowledge;
  • Capacity of critical examination;
  • Analysis skills.

Assessment methods and weightings:
Written examination;
Numerical marking (1-30).



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4. Lenhart A, Fox S. Bloggers: A portrait of the internet’s new storytellers. Washington, DC: Pew Internet & American Life Project, luglio 2006.  http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP%20Report%20July%2019%202006.pdf

5. Johnson L, Grayden S. Podcasts – an emerging from of digital pubblishing. Int Comput Dent 2006; 9: 205-218.
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7. Surowiecki J. The Wisdom of Crowds. New York: Anchor Books, 2005

8. O'Reilly T. What is Web 2.0? Design Patterns and Businnes Models for the Next Generation of Software. http://oreilly.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-2.0.html

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