oa Alternation - The Influence of the ECT Act on a typical Computing Curriculum

Volume 12 Number 1b
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



Recent technological advances have led to the emergence of new technologies, frameworks and methodologies in the field of computing, the regulation of which are governed by scientific principles. Examples include the Internet, global connectivity and mobile agent technology, collectively referred to as cyberspace. Regulating human interaction with cyberspace has become one of the great challenges of the information age - a challenge in which legislation plays a central role. At present the regulation of human interaction with cyberspace by means of legislation, is awarded prominence on a global level by governments. In this regard the computing instructor plays a central and multi-faceted role. It is within this context that we consider what influence the new South African Electronic Communications and Transactions (ECT) Act (Act No. 25, 2002) may have on a typical computing curriculum.

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