Ethics and Perceptions in Online Learning Environments

Ethics and Perceptions in Online Learning Environments

Michelle M. Ramim (Nova Southeastern University, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-987-8.ch037
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Abstract

Recent incidents of unethical behaviors reported in the media have led scholars to initiate a debate on the subject of ethics. In particular, professional and personal ethics appear to be relevant issues to explore, as literature suggests that they impact behavior. In higher education, a substantial increase in the use of online learning systems (OLSs) for the delivery of higher educational courses has been observed in the past decade (Hiltz & Turoff, 2005). However, little attention has been given in information systems (IS) literature to exploring the construct of ethics and its impact on perceptions relevant to the use (i.e., user behavior) of ISs.

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