Survey for Mozilla Foundation Responsible Computing Project (DUE 28 May)

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Vukosi Marivate

May 25, 2022, 8:43:29 AMMay 25
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ABSA Chair of Data Science, Assoc. Professor
Data Science for Social Impact Research Group []

Data Science Newsletter:
Department of Computer Science, University of Pretoria

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From: Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem 

Good morning

I hope this email finds you well. 

I am writing to please ask for your help with a project I am working on for the Mozilla Foundation and USAID by completing a 30 minute survey.

I would very much appreciate it if you would complete the Lecturer Survey, and if you would please forward this email to at least 2 of your honours students and ask them to complete the Student Survey. If you can think of anyone else who should be completing this survey, please let me know!

Please complete the surveys by Saturday 28 May 2022. 

Please see below under 'Introduction' for more detail of the project and the links.

Kind regards

'Introduction for Informed Participation'

I am conducting a South African landscape study for the Mozilla Foundation aiming to inform thinking about creating and rolling out socially responsible undergraduate curricula and pedagogy in the computing and technology-related fields in emerging economies.

The purpose of this survey is 1) to determine awareness of the need for and the nature of current training in responsible computing in departments of computer science, data science and computer engineering at tertiary institutions; in industry; and in technology and innovation hubs in South Africa; and 2) to inform recommendations on the way forward for integrating ethics and social responsibility into computing curricula.

Participation in this project simply asks you to complete a Google form that should not take longer than 30 minutes. You may withdraw at any time or not answer any question if you do not want to.

No personal details will be captured, and files will be named without identifying participants. The information you provide will be held securely for three years and not be disclosed to anyone else in any identifying manner. The data collected from this research project will be stored in safe and password protected cloud storage. If the data is shared beyond my possession (for example, with Mozilla Foundation or USAID), it will be anonymized and fully de-identified to protect privacy.

If you have any questions about this study, feel free to contact me on the details listed below. This study will be written up as part of a report that will be submitted to the Mozilla Foundation. If you wish to receive a summary of this report, I will be happy to send it to you.

Thank you for your willingness to consider this survey.

Kind regards

Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem


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