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ERIC Number: EJ1039020
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
Effectiveness of an Electronic Performance Support System on Computer Ethics and Ethical Decision-Making Education
Kert, Serhat Bahadir; Uz, Cigdem; Gecu, Zeynep
Educational Technology & Society, v17 n3 p320-331 2014
This study examined the effectiveness of an electronic performance support system (EPSS) on computer ethics education and the ethical decision-making processes. There were five different phases to this ten month study: (1) Writing computer ethics scenarios, (2) Designing a decision-making framework (3) Developing EPSS software (4) Using EPSS in a case-based computer ethics education process (5) Analyzing all of the data collected from the implementation. A total of 15 computer ethics scenarios were written by the researchers and revised in accordance with the opinions of 12 experts from different universities. Barger's (2008) ethical decision-making model was adapted to a flow chart for generating a decision-making framework for the system. Quantitative and qualitative research methods, multivariate analysis of variance and semi-structured interviews were used together to investigate the effectiveness of the system. The results showed that the EPSS that was developed improved the decision-making skills of the students in the experimental group who were faced with different computer ethics scenarios during the implementation of the study. To present a balanced view both positive and negative comments made by the students regarding the EPSS were recorded and are presented in the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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