Information Ethics, Politics and Policies in the Digital World

7.5 credits

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This course deals with current issues on access to, and use of, information and data from an ethical perspective. Information ethics is discussed as a cross-dispilinary field of research, and current isues are analysed with the help of actual examples. The course focuses on three main areas: 1) organization of, and access to, information and data, 2) use of information and data, including questions of personal integrity, and 3) information poverty. Within each of these focus areas, practical examples are analysed against a legislative and principal background. The treatment of ethical and political aspects within the digital cultural heritage sector is given special priority. During the course, discussions based on actual cases and examples will be implemented.


To study on a distance education will give you different opportunities than on-campus teaching. It means that, to a large extent, you will be able to plan your studies yourself, both in terms of time and place.

However, keep in mind that most distance education includes a number of compulsory digital lectures and digital seminars during the weekdays. Some distance education also include compulsory get-togethers, for which you will have to travel to Växjö or Kalmar.

There are a number of different ways to be a distance student, the common denominator being that a large part of your study work is carried out on the web. You communicate with the teacher and your fellow students using a learning platform with discussion forums, group work, recorded lectures or video meetings using a web cam.

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