Ethical Dimensions of ICT Integration in Higher Education: A Comprehensive Review

Kirungi Richard and Nayebare Julian

Department of Computing, Faculty of Science and Technology Kampala International University, Uganda


In contemporary higher education, the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become indispensable, revolutionizing teaching and learning methodologies. However, alongside the benefits, ICT integration brings forth a myriad of ethical considerations that must be addressed to foster a responsible digital culture within educational institutions. This review article delves into the multifaceted realm of ethics surrounding ICT usage in higher education, synthesizing existing literature to provide insights into the ethical challenges faced by educators, administrators, and policymakers. The review explores diverse topics such as digital equity, privacy concerns, academic integrity, and responsible technology use. Moreover, it analyzes the ethical dilemmas arising from the convergence of technology, pedagogy, and morality, offering a sophisticated examination of how educational stakeholders navigate these challenges. Emphasizing the necessity of ethical awareness and proactive actions, the study underscores the importance of fostering a culture of responsible digital citizenship within the educational ecosystem. Ultimately, the paper advocates for intensified efforts to address ethical concerns in ICT integration, ensuring that the transformative potential of technology in education is harnessed while upholding the values and integrity of learning in the digital age.

Keywords: ICT integration, Higher education, Ethical issues, Teaching and learning, Digital citizenship

CITE AS: Kirungi Richard and Nayebare Julian (2024). Ethical Dimensions of ICT Integration in Higher Education: A Comprehensive Review. NEWPORT INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES 4(2): 1-9.