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ERIC Number: EJ763750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0268-0513
Ethical Issues in Online Education
Anderson, Bill; Simpson, Mary
Open Learning, v22 n2 p129-138 Jun 2007
Teaching at a distance raises ethical issues particular to the distance context. When distance teaching is also online teaching, the situation is even more complex. Online teaching environments amplify the ethical issues faced by instructors and students. Online sites support complex discourses and multiple relationships; they cross physical, cultural and linguistic boundaries. Data of various kinds are automatically recorded in a relatively permanent form. In a discussion of the practices and welfare of staff and students, we highlight ethical issues related to matters of equity and diversity, surveillance and consent, identity and confidentiality. Rather than attempt to resolve issues raised in this discussion, we pose questions to encourage exploration of those issues.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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