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Online course on “Principles and Values in the Digital World”.

The School of Law of UCLan Cyprus is pleased to announce the online intensive course on ethical principles and professional values related to technology in the CRoLEV Intensive Course Series entitled “Principles and Values in the Digital World”.

This 10-hour hybrid (synchronous and asynchronous) course looks at ethics and values related to technology design, development and use. In order to achieve this aim, it seeks to familiarise students with key concepts e.g., research ethics. In the final part of the course, an assessment exercise will take place where students can show their learning. The course aims to inform students of principles and values that must be considered when designing, developing, and/or using new technologies.

The course will cover the following themes:

  • Research Ethics &Technology-focused principles
  • Professional values for IT and other professionals
  • Considerations for operational use of new technologies

This course is relevant for any advanced student or professional interested in technology impact.

The course will be delivered in in the English language at an intermediate-to-advanced level.

You can find the poster here.

For online attendance on the course, register here.

For more information, you can send an email to the CRoLEV team at [email protected] or visit https://crolev.eu/  

Dates, time and Venues

02.03.2023 11:00 – 13:00 MS Teams and HB239 University of Central Lancashire, Preston

09.03.2023 11:00 – 13:00 MS Teams and HB239 University of Central Lancashire, Preston

16.03.2023 11:00 – 13:00 MS Teams and HB239 University of Central Lancashire, Preston

Module Tutors

Janet C. Read, Professor, School of Psychology and Computing, UCLan & Josephina Antoniou, Associate Professor, School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus

  • Janet Read is a Professor of Child Computer Interaction and the Director of the Digital Life Centre at UCLan in Preston.  For over 20 years she has been researching evaluation and design with and for children and her contributions to that field include inaugurating the International Interaction Design and Children Conference and the International Journal of Child Computer Interaction. 
  • Josephina Antoniou is Associate Professor of Computing and the Course Leader of the MSc Computing at UCLan Cyprus. She is expert in technology-related ethical guidelines for development and use, as well as in user experience when interacting with technology.

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence CRoLEV

This course takes place within the framework of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence entitled CRoLEV (Centre for the Rule of Law and European Values). ‘European Union Law and Governance in Populist Times’. CRoLEV is funded by the European Union (Jean Monnet key action) and running at the School of Law of UCLan Cyprus (2022-2025). For more information, visit https://crolev.eu/.

Certification of Attendance and CPD

UCLan Cyprus, through its Law School, is an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes under the relevant Cyprus Bar Association scheme. This Course is designed for the continuous professional development (CPD) of young and other professionals in Cyprus and internationally. Subject to CBA requirements, CPD points will be available for all three lectures taken together.


The event will be recorded and disseminated publicly subject to the Policies of UCLan Cyprus and CRoLEV, including its Privacy and GDPR Policy accessible here https://www.uclancyprus.ac.cy/data-protection-policy/ and https://crolev.eu/privacy-policy/

Consent from participants will be sought. Recordings and any related materials will be published on the CRoLEV’s website which is hosted at https://crolev.eu/

At the event, each speaker and other participant will take part for educational purposes in an educational setting. Accordingly, what each participant will provide verbally, electronically or otherwise must not be accepted or interpreted as either legal advice or any other form of advice.