The broad information ethics teaching terrain is inextricably linked to diverse understandings of life, liberty, the law, and the state; justice and injustice; communication, information, misinformation, disin- formation, and propaganda; education, knowledge, and power; equality, equity; universal access to information; human rights and moral dilemmas; and, multicultural landscapes, immigration and mobility patterns. 

                                                                                                      - Toni Samek

ICIE Curriculum Consortium for Information Ethics

The formation of the ICIE Curriculum Consortium for the teaching of Information Ethics courses has been developed in collaboration with participating institutions worldwide. In addition to the creation and teaching of Information Ethics and related courses, the Curriculum Consortium has established and provides a set of guidelines concerning online teaching issues including credits and their transfer, platform, certification, and development of course curriculum.


Participating institutions in the consortium collectively participate in designing and developing all available courses. The establishment of the consortium and its modalities of formation and functioning are overseen by the consortium committee as outlined in the guidelines for the consortium.

The consortium board is comprised of the below involved institutions:

  • e-Learning Centre, University of Hyderabad, India (Consortium Lead)

  • African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics, Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa

  • Kule Institute for Advanced Study, University of Alberta, Canada

  • International Centre for Information Ethics, South Africa & Canada (Consortium Coordinator)

Consortium Advisory Board:

  • The Consortium advisory board is made up of two representatives from each participating institute (both a consortium representative, and an external institute representative), with institute representatives heading an internal institute committee of three members.

  • Committees within each institution (committees internal) act as liaisons between their prospective institution's administration and the ICIE consortium advisory board.

Professor Geoffrey Rockwell

Director of the Kule Institute for Advanced Study Arts Interdisciplinary Studies | Philosophy. University of Alberta

Susanna Ackermann 

 Education Consultant, Johannesburg Area, South Africa

Coetzee Bester

Information For All Programme (IFAP) South Africa Chair

ICIE African Chapter Head

Jared Bielby

President - Netizen Consulting Ltd. Chair - International Center for Information Ethics

South Africa Committee Leads

Rachel Fischer

ICIE Consortium Representative

Coetzee Bester

IFAP SA Chair & ICIE Africa Chapter Head

India Committee Leads

Professor Rao Prabhakara

Consortium Representative

Professor Vasuki Belavadi

Institute Representative

Consortium Advisory Board

Executive Committee

Institute Representative

Professor Rao Prabhakara

Director, E-learning & Head, Centre for Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies (CALTS), School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad

Professor Vasuki Belavadi

Department of Communication, S N School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad

Rachel Fischer

Co-Chair: International Centre for Information Ethics

Deputy Chair: International Review for Informtaion Ethics

Co-founder & Researcher: 3Consulting

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