Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Learning

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Demiray, Ugur
IGI Global, Jul 31, 2008 - Education - 416 pages
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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.


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Detailed Table of Contents
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education An Introduction
Contextual Based
Ethical Conundrums in Distance Education P artnerships
Ethics in Interactions in Distance Education
Why Cultural Sensitivities and Localizations in Global ELearning?
Open to People Open with PeopleEthical Issues in Open Learning
An American Perspective of Ethical Misconduct in ODLS Whos to Blame?
Ethics Review Concerns of Canadas Distance Researchers
Market Forces in Higher EducationCheating and the StudentCentred Learning Paradigm
Using Real Case Studies toTeach Ethics Collaboratively to Library Media Teachers
Preparing Faculty to Integrate Ethics into Online Facilitation

Ethics in the Ambit of Distance Education
Creating a Firewall Against Unethical Behaviours in Openand Distance Education Practice
Ethical Concerns with Open and Distance Learning
Preparing Students for Ethical Use of Technology A Case Study for Distance Education
Conversation Ethics for Online Learning Communities
Ethical Conflicts in Research on Networked Education Contexts
The Ethics of Designing for Multimodality Empowering Nontraditional Learners
Computer Ethics Scenes from a Computer Education Department in Turkey
Ethical Practice and Online LearningA Contradiction?A Case Study
Bilingual Plagiarism in the Academic World
Ethical Practices and Implications in Distance Education Lessons Learned
Compilation of References
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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 ÷ 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 ‹niversitesi 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,, Syria; Educational Research and Reviews, Associate Editor,; Ilorin Journal of Education, University of Ilorin, Conusulting Editor, 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 regional director in Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). He has been a teacher trainer also and has taught educational technology, educational research and statistics, educational measurement and evaluation, Special Education, Psychodynamics of Mental Health Courses for the B.Ed. and M.Ed. programmes. He has conducted many training programmes for the in- and pre-service teachers on the use of computers, Internet and multimedia in teaching and instruction, and had established a Centre of ICT in the College he was working. He is a member of many committees on implementation of technology in the Open University. His areas of specialization include ICT applications, computer networking, on-line learning, student support services in open and distance learning, and teacher education. He is the co-Editor of the 'Asian Journal of Distance Education' (ISSN 1347-9008, In addition to these, he is/has been on the editorial advisory board of "Distance Education", "International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning", and "Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education". He has co-authored one book on distance education research and very recently one of his co-edited book on "Interactive Multimedia in Education and Training" has been published by Idea Group Inc., USA. He is also on the Advisory Board Member and an author for the "Encyclopedia of Distance Learning" ( [Editor]

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