Date of Award

Fall 12-1-2004

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS)

First Advisor

Mark Moran

Second Advisor

Tom Farrell

Third Advisor

Rick Puetz


This goal of this project is to provide a quality graduate level distance learning course administered via WebCT that can be administered by a professor possessing a Juris Doctor. To accomplish this goal, two primary texts were selected: Ethics in Information Technology, by Reynolds, George (2003), published by Thomson Course Technology., ISBN: 0-619-06277-0 and CyberLaw: Text and Cases, 2nd edition, Ferrera, Gerald and Stephen Lichtenstein, and Margo Reder, and Robert Bird, and William Schiano (2004), published by Thomson (West Legal Studies in Business), ISBN: 0-324-16488-2. Additionally, a number of papers were written on issues pertinent to the class, several PowerPoint presentations dealing with Internet law were created, quizzes and tests were designed to measure student understanding, and a number of lectures on legal and ethical issues were recorded. Each of these components was incorporated into the WebCT class module to most effectively enhance the learning experience.