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Video Projects to Teach Ethics in an Engineering Curriculum

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  2010 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, June 20 - June 23, 2010  1008314.(doi:10.13031/2013.29608)
Authors:   Daniel L Thomas, Steve K Starrett, David “Boz” F Bowles
Keywords:   Ethics, engineering, video

A video ethics group project is discussed that has been used at two different universities. The project expectations, grading rubrics, and experience with the project over several classes indicates that it is a valuable approach to addressing ethical dilemmas by having the students serve as teachers. Sufficient resources (cameras and editing capabilities) are essential to the success of this type project. The LSU Engineering Communications Laboratory provides some essential services that are highly desirable for such a project to be successful.

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