Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning

Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning

Ugur Demiray (Anadolu University, Turkey) and Ramesh C. Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
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Release Date: July, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 416
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-867-3
ISBN13: 9781599048673|ISBN10: 1599048671|EISBN13: 9781599048680
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Description:

Today, e-learning and various online education applications are used in more countries and educational institutions than ever before. However, as the industry grows, so do issues of ethical concern such as plagiarism, electronic voyeurism, and licensing.

Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning outlines a systems approach as the framework to guide all ethical perspectives in Open and Distance Learning System (ODLS). This important title provides academicians, students, and professionals with ethical insight into the world of e-learning through fascinating case studies that elucidate the issues through real-world examples.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic dishonesty
  • Academic Integrity
  • Bilingual plagiarism in academia
  • Canada's distance researcher ethics
  • Collaborative ethics teaching
  • Computer ethics in Turkey
  • Conversation ethics
  • Distance education ethical implications
  • Distance education ethical practices
  • Distance Education Partnerships
  • Ethical interactions in distance education
  • Ethical issues in open learning
  • Ethical misconduct in ODLS
  • Ethical practice and online learning
  • Ethics firewall creation
  • Ethics in the ambit of distance education
  • Ethics of designing for multimodality
  • Faculty ethics integration
  • Future ethical distance learning ethics
  • Global e-learning cultural sensativities
  • Global e-learning localizations
  • Instrumental aims of education
  • Market forces in higher education
  • Networked education context ethics
  • Online facilitation ethics
  • Online learning community ethics
  • Open and distance learning ethical concerns
  • Student ethical technology use
  • Teaching-learning theories
  • Unethical behaviors
Reviews & Statements

The objective of this book is to present the experiences of teachers, administrators and researchers towards the implementation of ethical practices in distance education setting.

– Ugur Demiray, Anadolu University, Turkey

In these days of academic fraud, Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning comes very timely. This book leads to academic enlightenment and strengthens philosophical basis of open distance learning. It is a pool of collective wisdom, rich experience, and powerful perspectives, as well as a pioneering work, which promotes ethical vision of distance education.

– Satyanarayana Polu, Ex-Regional Director, IGNOU, India and Distance Education Consultant, USA

This volume is extensively referenced and includes complementary institutional online access.

– Book News Inc. (Nov. 2008)

This well-written work addresses real solutions to real ethical issues.

– CHOICE (January 2009)

This is a book for all - teachers, students, administrators, and instructors of the ODL system...

– Dr. Satya Sundar Sethy, Indian Journal of Open Learning (May 2010) .

Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning, edited by Ugur Demiray and Ramesh C. Sharma [...] gives us a most accomplished and comprehensive introduction to this complex and important theme. The book is an excellent compilation of different but complementary insights on the ethics of distance education by a team of experts in the field. [...] This book is therefore a remarkable achievement and an essential reference work for all distance education researchers and practitioners worldwide.

– American Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 23, No. 4
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Editor/Author Biographies
Ugur Demiray received his BA in Media Studies from Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey. He also received his Ph.D from Anadolu University's Social Sciences Graduate Institution, Department of Educational Communication. He is currently working for the Anadolu University. His research in distance education is applied at Anadolu University, the Ministry of Education, and by other universities in Turkey. He is interested in changing ethical behaviors around the world by inserting technological developments to the educational field, especially within distance education applications, for 3 years. He is also interested in the profile of DE students and the relationship between graduates and the job market. He has extensive experience in publishing articles on the topic of distance education, including articles within Anadolu University's Turkish Online Journal for Distance Education (TOJDE).

He is also an editor, consultant editor reviewer and book reviewer for more than 10 journals which deal with distance education, educational technology and on education fields around the world, such as Quarterly Review of Distance Education (QRDE), Editor, Association for Educational Communication and Technology, Information Age Publishing, Miami, USA; The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology (TOJET), Editor, Sakarya Universitesi, Turkey; Universite ve Toplum, Editor, Ankara, Turkey; Open Education-The Journal for Open and Distance Education and Educational Technology, Editor, Hellenic Network of Open and Distance Education, Greece; S n rs z Ö renme Dergisi [Journal of Learning Witout Frontiers], Turkey; The e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST), Editor, University of Southern Queensland; Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development, Central Queensland University, Australia; The International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology (IJEDICT), The University of the West Indies, West Indies; Malaysian Online Journal of Instructional Technology (MOJIT), Editor, Malaysian Educational Technology Association (META), Malaysia; Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi [Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences], Anadolu University; EGITIM ARASTIRMALARI DERGISI (Eurasian Journal of Educational Research, EJER), Turkey; Education and Progress eJournal-EPeJ, Associate Editor, http://www.hamdan-edu.com, Syria; Educational Research and Reviews, Associate Editor, http://www.academicjournals.org/ERR; Ilorin Journal of Education, University of Ilorin, Conusulting Editor, http://www.ijeunilorin.net/editorial_board.php. In addition, he has responsibilities on Advisory, Scientific Board and Referee on conferences, symposiums and panels. He has co-authored and individually contributed chapters in some Turkish and international books too.

Ramesh Sharma holds a Ph.D. in Education in the area of Educational Technology and is currently working as an Associate Professor of Educational Technology and Learning Resources in the Educational Technology and Publishing (ETP) Unit at Wawasan Open University, Malaysia. He is an expert in open and distance and technology mediated learning and has served as a Visiting Professor at University of Fiji, Fiji; Commonwealth of Learning as Director of the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia, New Delhi; Indira Gandhi National Open University, India; and University of Guyana, Guyana, South America. He had been a member of Advisory Group on Human Resources Development for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). While at University of Guyana he also collaborated with UNDP for its Enhanced Public Trust, Security and Inclusion (EPTSI) project, Volunteer Service Overseas (VSO) and United Nations Volunteer (UNV) to develop suitable educational opportunities for communities and youth. He is the co-Editor of the Asian Journal of Distance Education (ISSN 1347-9008, www.ASIANJDE.org). In addition, he has been associated with several peer reviewed journals as Reviewer, Editor and Editorial Advisory Board member in the field of Open and Distance Learning such as "Distance Education", International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning (IRRODL), International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (IJDET), and Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL). An author/editor of several books and research papers on educational technology, educational multimedia and eLearning, Dr. Sharma is a practitioner promoting Open Educational Resources (OER). He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board and an author for the Encyclopedia of Distance Learning (4 volumes), 2005. He has been a trainer and capacity builder in the field of educational technology, and has supervised doctoral research in the field. He has conducted workshops and evaluation activities for IGNOU, CEMCA, COL, UNCTAD, and Aga Khan Foundation, amongst others.
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