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Training Course

Ethics for Open Source Development (LFC104)

Learn how to operationalize ethics as a tool for efficient and effective decision-making when developing and using open source technology as you explore critical thinking techniques and proven mental frameworks.

Who Is It For

This course is designed primarily for product managers who want to learn how to effectively incorporate ethics-by-design techniques into their workflows, and developers wanting to apply ethics through critical thinking techniques and proven mental frameworks.
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What You’ll Learn

In this course, you will learn how to assess your current technology stack for ethical blindspots, and to address them. You will leave the course able to apply ethical critical thinking techniques to your design workflow and utilize the Ethics Journey Cycle in open source development. You will also be able to operationalize ethics as a decision-making tool for risk mitigation and innovation.
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What It Prepares You For

This course prepares you for specific roles such as Responsible Technologist or Ethics Developer Lead, as well as generally for developer roles that incorporate responsible innovation and ethics-conscious organizations.
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Course Outline
Chapter 1. Course Introduction
Chapter 2. The Case for Ethics
Chapter 3. Safeguards
Chapter 4. Evaluation
Chapter 5. Action Plan
Chapter 6. Monitoring
Final Exam

Prerequisites
There are no requirements for this course.
Reviews
Jun 2022
The flow and connection to each other was really good, reinforcing how it works together. In the beginning there were some good examples of what each section is about, and how it relates to simply making a better product.
Jun 2022
I needed a systematic approach to working with ethics, and this was it.
May 2022
The course shows clearly the vital role that ethics plays in open source software development, in terms of fairness, privacy, and well-being.
May 2022
The course instructor made it simple to understand, through effective explanations.