Hello World Issue 6: Ethical Computing
Join us for an in-depth exploration of ethical computing in the newest issue of Hello World, our magazine for computing and digital making educators. It’s out today!
We need to talk about ethics
Whatever area of computing you hail from, how to take an ethical approach to the projects we build with code is an important question. As educators, we also need to think about the attitudes we are passing on to our students as we guide them along their computing journey.
Ensuring that future generations use technology for good and consider the ethical implications of their creations is vital, particularly as self-learning AI systems are becoming prevalent. Let’s be honest: none of us want to live in a future resembling The Terminator’s nightmarish vision, however unlikely that is to come true.
With that in mind, we’ve brought together a wide range of experts to share their ideas on the moral questions that teaching computing raises, and on the social implications of computing in the wider context of society.
More in this issue
We’ve also got the latest news about exciting online courses from Raspberry Pi and articles on Minecraft, Scratch, and the micro:bit. As usual, we also answer your latest questions and bring you an excellent collection of helpful features, guides, and lesson plans!
Highlights of issue 6 include:
- Doing the right thing: can computing help create ‘good citizens’?
- Ethics in the curriculum: how to introduce them to students
- Microblocks: live programming for microcontrollers
- The 100-word challenge: a free resource to unlock creative writing
You can download your PDF of Hello World #6 from our website right now! It’s freely available under a Creative Commons licence.
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When it comes to Ethical Computing, the Raspberry Pi should lead by example and purge all Proprietary Software (like Mathematica) from Raspbian and replace it with Free Software.