Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education: Lessons Learned

Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education: Lessons Learned

Ugur Demiray (Anadolu University, Turkey) and Ramesh C. Sharma (Indira Gandhi National Open University, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-867-3.ch021
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The changing dimensions of distance education methodologies, new roles of distance teachers, and learners and use of modern communication technologies have necessitated putting ethics on the top of agenda of educational administrators, thinkers and practitioners. This chapter highlights major outcomes emerged from the research, theory, practice and discussion on different themes of distance education by various authors in their respective chapters. This chapter also highlights various themes entangled in this book.
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Major Outcomes

The objective of this book was to provide a bunch of case studies on implementation of the ethics aspect in different contexts of open and distance learning viz. nonformal education, school education, college and universities, industry and corporate world, social development, vocational education, the health sector, the agricultural sector and lifelong learning and further education. The purpose of this book was to showcase the ethical practices for all those involved in the production of materials, copying, licensing and implementation of ethical perspectives in ODLS.

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