Higher ed must change computer science education to prepare graduates for ethical decision making: Opinion

As the field of computer sciences finds itself at a crossroads, higher education must pivot to ensure computer science students are developing the skills and knowledge they need to contend with the ethics of their work, writes Beth Mynatt (Northeastern University). While enrolment is surging in computer science, Mynatt explains that as the world contends with the ethics of software and processes such as AI, social media data scraping, and open information and news sharing. This creates questions around how computer science graduates can be encouraged to engage in work that ultimately makes the world a better place. Mynatt encourages postsecondary leaders to take a more interdisciplinary approach to computer science education, launch efforts to foster diversity in the student pool, and cultivate a culture of ethics across and beyond the curriculum.

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