Rocci Luppicini

Rocci Luppicini is an associate professor in the Department of Communication with a cross-appointment to the Institute for Science, Society, and Policy (ISSP) at the University of Ottawa (Canada). He is a social scientist and philosopher of technology who pursues work at the intersection of communication, technology (media), ethics, decision-making, and policy. He acts as the Editor-in-Chief for the International Journal of Technoethics and has published over 25 peer reviewed articles and has authored and edited over a dozen books including, the Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications (2008), the Handbook of Research on Technoethics: Volume I &II (with R. Adell) (2009), Technoethics and the Evolving Knowledge Society: Ethical Issues in Technological Design, Research, Development, and Innovation (2010), Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society (2012), and Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice (2013), His edited work, the Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society: Vol I &II (2013) provides the first comprehensive reference work in the English language on human enhancement and identity within an evolving technological society.

Publications

Expert Commentary on New Opportunities and Challenges for Women Within Saudi Distance Education Institutions
Eman Walabe, Rocci Luppicini. © 2019. 18 pages.
Access to post-secondary education is an essential condition for advancing women's leadership opportunities. This chapter provides an expert commentary on how distance...
The Changing Scope of Technoethics in Contemporary Society
Rocci Luppicini. © 2018. 403 pages.
In the modern era each new innovation poses its own special ethical dilemma. How can human society adapt to these new forms of expression, commerce, government, citizenship, and...
Branding Prince Edward County as a Gastronomic Niche Tourism Destination: A Case Study
Geneviève Brisson, Rocci Luppicini. © 2017. 22 pages.
Increasingly, gastronomy is playing a role in people's motivation for travel, and destinations are making food and beverages their main attraction. This study explored the...
Digital Media Integration for Participatory Democracy
Rocci Luppicini, Rachel Baarda. © 2017. 259 pages.
Digital technology has revitalized the landscape of political affairs. As e-government continues to become more prominent in society, conducting further research in this realm is...
Technoethics and Digital Democracy for Future Citizens
Rocci Luppicini. © 2017. 21 pages.
In a digital democracy, education should help foster the development of ethically, socially, and ecologically responsible citizens capable of living autonomously and harmoniously...
Shaping Digital Democracy in the United States: My.barackobama.com and Participatory Democracy
Rachel Baarda, Rocci Luppicini. © 2016. 19 pages.
Ethical challenges that technology poses to the different spheres of society are a core focus within the field of technoethics. Over the last few years, scholars have begun to...
Redefining the Boundaries of Humanity and the Human Body: From Homo Sapiens to Homo Technicus
José M. Galván, Rocci Luppicini. © 2015. 10 pages.
What are the boundaries of humanity and the human body within our evolving technological society? Within the field of technoethics, inquiry into the origins of the species is...
Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age
Rocci Luppicini. © 2014. 317 pages.
The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society. Evolving...
The Use and Abuse of Digital Democracy: Case Study of Mybarackobama.com
Rachel Baarda, Rocci Luppicini. © 2014. 20 pages.
The field of technoethics explores the ethical challenges that technology poses to the different spheres of society. Recently, scholars have begun to explore the ethical...
Redefining the Boundaries of Humanity and the Human Body: From Homo Sapiens to Homo Technicus
José M. Galván, Rocci Luppicini. © 2014. 10 pages.
What are the boundaries of humanity and the human body within our evolving technological society? Within the field of technoethics, inquiry into the origins of the species is...
Shaping Digital Democracy in the United States: My.barackobama.com and Participatory Democracy
Rachel Baarda, Rocci Luppicini. © 2014. 19 pages.
Ethical challenges that technology poses to the different spheres of society are a core focus within the field of technoethics. Over the last few years, scholars have begun to...
Handbook of Research on Technoself: Identity in a Technological Society
Rocci Luppicini. © 2013. 741 pages.
In recent years, there has been a major push to rediscover the human side of technology across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. With the emerging of this new study...
The Emerging Field of Technoself Studies (TSS)
Rocci Luppicini. © 2013. 25 pages.
Human identity and the meaning attached to being human have been shaped throughout human history by the entrenchment of new technologies and the cultivation of new...
Moral, Ethical, and Social Dilemmas in the Age of Technology: Theories and Practice
Rocci Luppicini. © 2013. 379 pages.
Our social, educational, professional, and political ethics play a significant role in every aspect of our life. As technology continues to influence our society, these...
Socio-Technical Influences of Cyber Espionage: A Case Study of the GhostNet System
Xue Lin, Rocci Luppicini. © 2013. 13 pages.
Technoethical inquiry deals with a variety of social, legal, cultural, economic, political, and ethical implications of new technological applications which can threaten...
Technoethics and the State of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Canada
Rocci Luppicini. © 2013. 15 pages.
University degree programs in STS (Science and Technology Studies) represent a popular training ground for scholars and other professions dealing with advanced studies in science...
Exploring the Effect of mHealth Technologies on Communication and Information Sharing in a Pediatric Critical Care Unit: A Case Study
Victoria Aceti, Rocci Luppicini. © 2013. 21 pages.
Communication and information sharing is an important aspect of healthcare information technology and mHealth management. A main requirement in the quality of patient care is the...
Cases on Technologies for Educational Leadership and Administration in Higher Education
Rocci Luppicini. © 2012. 624 pages.
Institutions of higher learning rely heavily on technological innovation to effectively deliver educational services and provide students with a quality experience. Thus, the...
Ethical Impact of Technological Advancements and Applications in Society
Rocci Luppicini. © 2012. 357 pages.
In the modern era each new innovation poses its own special ethical dilemma. How can human society adapt to these new forms of expression, commerce, government, citizenship, and...
The Humanity of the Human Body: Is Homo Cybersapien a New Species?
José M. Galván, Rocci Luppicini. © 2012. 8 pages.
The importance of the human body within traditional bioethical debates is amplified within the field of technoethics as scholars attempt to grapple with conflicting views of what...
The Use and Abuse of Digital Democracy: Case Study of Mybarackobama.com
Rachel Baarda, Rocci Luppicini. © 2012. 19 pages.
The field of technoethics explores the ethical challenges that technology poses to the different spheres of society. Recently, scholars have begun to explore the ethical...
International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE)
Rama Rao Karri. Est. 2011.
The International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering (IJCCE) provides innovative articles on the growth of educational, scientific, and industrial research...
Technoethics and the State of Science and Technology Studies (STS) in Canada
Rocci Luppicini. © 2011. 14 pages.
University degree programs in STS (Science and Technology Studies) represent a popular training ground for scholars and other professions dealing with advanced studies in science...
Socio-Technical Influences of Cyber Espionage: A Case Study of the GhostNet System
Xue Lin, Rocci Luppicini. © 2011. 13 pages.
Technoethical inquiry deals with a variety of social, legal, cultural, economic, political, and ethical implications of new technological applications which can threaten...
Exploring the Effect of mHealth Technologies on Communication and Information Sharing in a Pediatric Critical Care Unit: A Case Study
Rocci Luppicini, Victoria Aceti. © 2011. 19 pages.
Communication and information sharing is an important aspect of healthcare information technology and mHealth management. A main requirement in the quality of patient care is the...
International Journal of Technoethics (IJT)
Rocci Luppicini. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Technoethics (IJT) advances scholarship on the impact of ethics in technological advances and applications, both in established areas (e.g. computer...
Technoethics and the Evolving Knowledge Society: Ethical Issues in Technological Design, Research, Development, and Innovation
Rocci Luppicini. © 2010. 323 pages.
Recently, there has been a major push to rediscover the ethical dimension of technology across the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Technoethics and the Evolving...
Cases on Digital Technologies in Higher Education: Issues and Challenges
Rocci Luppicini, A.K. Haghi. © 2010. 380 pages.
Institutions of higher education are at the forefront of the technological interface with life and society. Such technological innovations within university research centers...
A Conversation Approach to Electronic Collections Development Within University Libraries
Rocci Luppicini, Laura Bratanek. © 2010. 16 pages.
Electronic collections development within university libraries is transforming university research and academic life. This case explores the topic of electronic collections...
Technoethical Study of Electronic Technology Ab/Use at University
Rocci Luppicini. © 2010. 16 pages.
This case explores how university students view non-work related use of electronic technology within universities (I.e., electronic monitoring technology and personal use of...
Handbook of Research on Technoethics
Rocci Luppicini, Rebecca Adell. © 2009. 1082 pages.
Over the last 30 years, an amassing body of work has focused on ethical dimensions of technology in a variety of contexts impacting society. The emerging field of technoethics is...
Conversation Ethics for Online Learning Communities
Rocci Luppicini. © 2009. 10 pages.
There is growing recognition of the important role of conversation ethics in open and distance learning systems, particularly within online learning communities. Fostering...
The Emerging Field of Technoethics
Rocci Luppicini. © 2009. 19 pages.
Over the last 30 years, an amassing body of work has focused on ethical dimensions of technology in a variety of contexts impacting society. This purpose of this paper is to...
Handbook of Conversation Design for Instructional Applications
Rocci Luppicini. © 2008. 508 pages.
Given the rapid growth of computer-mediated communication, there is an ever-broadening range of social interactions. With conversation as the bedrock on which social interactions...
Conversational Pragmatics and Learning in Virtual Organizations
Rocci Luppicini. © 2008. 9 pages.
There is growing recognition of the important role conversational quality has in online learning, particularly within virtual organizations. Discerning the quality of online...
Virtual Repository Development in Canada
Rocci Luppicini. © 2008. 9 pages.
The development of large-scale networked resource and virtual repository initiatives in Canada from 1995 to 2005 is interwoven with the availability of new communications...
Introducing Conversation Design
Rocci Luppicini. © 2008. 18 pages.
This chapter introduces theoretical and historical groundwork for understanding conversation design as an emerging field of research and practice. Over the last forty years, a...
Applying Grounded Conversation Design to Instruction
Rocci Luppicini. © 2008. 15 pages.
A grounded conversation design approach is posited as a way to study complex conversational processes within online learning environments. This approach is applied to online...
A Case Study on the Development of Broadband Technology in Canada
Rocci Luppicini. © 2006. 5 pages.
Broadband commonly refers to Internet connection speeds greater than narrowband connection speed of 56kbs. Digital subscriber lines (DSL) and cable modems were the most popular...