Societal and Ethical Implications of Technology in Education

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Digitization is an ever-increasing feature of today's society and the ongoing and often nonlinear diffusion of technology has an impact on several aspects of work. For example., existing methods and processes often need to change., established cultures are challenged., new knowledge is necessary., whereas ethical implications should be revisited. Moreover., while technology changes., it also alters the skills needed by graduates., especially in terms of social and ethical competences. The current paper explores the relationship of societal and ethical considerations for students in the light of technology diffusion., and whether education needs to employ specific learning strategies in the curriculum to instill ethical values and skills to technology major students. The analysis draws on the findings of a survey conducted among students to identify what ethical requirements and tools are aware of., how such ethical considerations can be applied at the workplace and the ethical implications for the technologies they currently use. A number of important practical implications stem by the findings., which may be linked to societal and ethical considerations in education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEDUCON 2023 - IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9798350399431
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event14th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2023 - Salmiya, Kuwait
Duration: 1 May 20234 May 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON
ISSN (Print)2165-9559
ISSN (Electronic)2165-9567


Conference14th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, EDUCON 2023


  • Accountability
  • Consent
  • Digitization
  • Ethics
  • Justification
  • Management
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Technology
  • Transformation


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