Announcing our Spring 2018 Ethics Lab and bioethics course line-up

We’re excited to announce our bioethics and Ethics Lab course line-up for the Spring 2018 semester. This is a tentative list that will be updated in the coming months, but each of the listed courses below is available for pre-registration. All bioethics courses listed also count towards the bioethics minor.

Pregnancy Ethics Working Group Published in Vaccine

The Ethics Working Group on Zika virus (ZIKV) Research and Pregnancy published an article in Vaccine last week. The article, titled “Ethics, Pregnancy, and ZIKV vaccine research and development” discusses the group’s ethics guidance as it applies to the on-going threat of ZIKV outbreaks.

KIE and Ethics Lab Selected to Present at SXSW EDU 2018

The KIE and Ethics Lab were selected to present at next year’s SXSW EDU conference. The conference, taking place in Austin, Texas March 5-8, aims to promote innovation in learning by hosting a community of forward-thinking stakeholders with a shared goal of impacting the future of teaching and learning.

KIE co-hosts symposium on health care, ethics, and genetics

Last week the KIE, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic, held a symposium titled Mendel’s Peas and Today’s Genes: Healthcare, Ethics, and Genetics. The event was part of the Mutual Inspirations Festival, which celebrates both a famous Czech and the transatlantic ties between Czech and American cultures.

Dan Davis talks collaborative online learning with the KIE

Last week, the KIE held a workshop on positive collaboration in online learning environments, led by Daniel Davis, a Georgetown Communication, Culture, and Technology alum and PhD candidate in Learner Modeling & Learning Analytics at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. The session focused on promoting effective collaboration and discourse among students in online learning environments.

Lab team visits high school STEAM fair

Ethics Lab team members Nico Staple and Elizabeth Edenberg took some of the lab’s empathy mapping kit prototypes to share with local high schoolers, educators, and administrators in two back-to-back workshops.