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About the author
Introduction to ethical behaviour in the e-classroom
Chapter 1: Assessing behaviour
What does “good behaviour” mean?
Ethics and e-classes
How does self-directed learning relate to ethics?
Code of ethics
Chapter 2: Ethical theories and e-learning
Ethical theories and e-learning
Ethical theories and moral character
Chapter 3: Processing thoughts: critical thinking
Critical thinking defined
Critical thinking in e-learning
Identifying and challenging assumptions
Critical thinking and posing questions
How do inferences and assumptions factor in critical thinking?
Chapter 4: Rules of conduct: plagiarism
Plagiarism in e-learning
Chapter 5: Moral dilemmas online
Students’ unpreparedness issues
Chapter 6: Transformative language: communication in e-learning
Ethical dilemmas in communication
Chapter 7: Ethics boards: discussion responses
Discussion question basic format
Bloom’s cognitive taxonomy
Chapter 8: Adhering to principles: researching
How to research
How to write
Written assignments – essays
Discussion nightmares! What role does technology play? by McBride and Smith (April 2009)
Chapter 9: Critical thinking
Critical thinking and unethical decisions
Critical thinking and time management
Critical thinking and discussions
Critical thinking and essay development
Critical thinking and ethics
Chapter 10: Ethical expectations: students
Learning with a purpose
Commitment to class
Tips for being a successful online student
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.
- Presents real-life scenarios to allow the reader to understand the reality of ethical issues online
- Includes the critical thinking circle, an original design by the author highlighting external and internal factors that influence adult students’ ethical decision-making process
- Written for the adult student to meet his or her degree goals in the online learning environment
Distance educator students and instructors
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- © Chandos Publishing 2012
- 25th May 2012
- Chandos Publishing
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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
Cassandra J. Smith works in distance education. She has been writing for more than 10 years, and has written online courses, web-based training materials, and worked as a news producer for an affiliate of a major US television network. In 2008 Cassandra wrote a facilitator’s guide for online instructors, Who Let this Disaster in My Classroom.
Ashford University, USA
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