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Simple Argument Visualisation using MindMup Software

In Assessment 3 you will create a simple argument visualization using MindMup software.

Choose any one from links for relevant articles and/or case studies as the basis for your Argument Visualisation. These will be available to you just after your second assignment submission date.


Follow these instructions to complete the task:

  • Choose one of the media articles or case studies listed by the lecturer in your Interact 2 subject site. Use the title of the article/case study provided in interact 2 as the title of your argument visualisation so that the lecturer knows which article you are analysing.
  • Undertake further research about your chosen case, to assist you in analysing it in your argument visualisation (and in your essay in Assessment 4). 
  • Identify some logical arguments based on the four classical ethical theories including utilitarianism, deontology, contract, and virtue.
  • Construct an argument visualisation using MindMup software. Your visualisation should contain the conclusion, and all of the reasons and objections supporting that conclusion. 
  • Your argument visualisation should present a logical argument for your subsequent essay in Assessment 4. Your essay will develop these arguments based on a deeper analysis of the ethical issues.
  • Your essay should contain all of the arguments contained in your visualisation, and you should not introduce new arguments in your essay that are not in your visualisation.
  • When you have completed your visualisation, download as a .pdf file and submit via turnitin

N.B. You are not required to provide references in your visualisation, however your subsequent essay in Assessment 4 should be fully referenced.


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This assessment task will assess the following learning outcome/s:

  • be able to apply ethical theories to ethical problems.
  • be able to analyse ethical situations using critical thinking techniques.

This assessment extends the skills practiced in Assessment item 1 and 2, to help you to achieve all the learning objectives.

In addition to identifying a contentious situation in ICT and dissecting the argument(s) about it, you must also now demonstrate the ability to evaluate the elements of the argument by introducing classical ethical principles where appropriate.

Since Assessment item 1 and 2, your knowledge will have grown, and you will now realise that almost all ICT ethical dilemmas can be classified under one of the main ICT ethical issues that are discussed in this subject; for instance, surveillance is a sub-issue of privacy, harmful software is a sub-issue of ICT professionalism, and piracy is a sub-issue of intellectual property.

In ICT, the main ethical issues are taken to be:

  • ICT professionalism
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Cyber-crime
  • Intellectual property
  • Regulation on the internet
  • Social inclusion
  • Community and identity
  • Pervasive and convergent computing.

The assessment item is designed to help you to build skills towards achieving the learning objectives, by requiring you to:

  • identify an ICT-related ethical issue from a media article or case study;
  • apply classical ethical theory to the analysis of an ethically questionable situation to determine the rightness or wrongness of actions/decisions made therein;
  • derive logical and justifiable conclusions to resolve the ethical issue(s);and,
  • present the argument in a visual format.

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