Ethical Behaviour in the E-Classroom

What the Online Student Needs to Know


  • Cassandra Smith, Ashford University, USA

This book covers ethical behaviour in the online classroom. Written for distance education students in higher education worldwide, the book serves as a guide for students in the e-classroom in examining ethical theories and behaviour. A number of salient questions are addressed: What is ethical? What does ethical behaviour consists of in an e-classroom? What are violations of ethics in the e-classroom? Students will have the opportunity to review real-life ethical dilemmas in the online classroom, state their positions by engaging in discussion, and reflect on the repercussions of unethical behaviour. The way students define ethical behaviour can impact how they engage with other online learners: students who view and react differently to the world may learn and respond differently. The book also explores opportunities for applied ethics, definitions of a successful online learner, and critical thinking concepts.
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Distance educator students and instructors


Book information

  • Published: May 2012
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-689-0


Armed with this content, any online learner will gain a strong foundation for behaving ethically. This educational and instructive work will help us move on morally in e-classroom and other emerging learning environments., Online Information Review

Table of Contents

Assessing behaviour; Ethical theories and e-learning; Processing thoughts: Critical thinking; Rules of conduct: Plagiarism; Moral dilemmas online; Transformative language: Communication in e-learning; Ethic boards: Discussion responses; Adhering to principles: Researching; Critical thinking; Ethical expectations: Students.