Ethics for Instructors

Module Objectives

At the end of this module you will be able to:

  • Define Ethics
  • Identify consequences of unethical behaviors on teachers
  • Consider ethics in teacher relationships (Teacher-Administrator, Teacher-Developer,Teacher-Teacher,Teacher-Student, Teacher-Observer
  • Apply a checklist to identify unethical behaviors on educators
  • Apply strategies for promoting and restoring ethical practices for online instructors

Reading Materials

This module has four main lessons. Click on each link to open up the reading material:

This lesson introduces you to a general ethics definition, principles described on the NEA website, and consequences of unethical practice behaviour.

"We are all in this together". That is the phrase used by Palloff and Pratt[11] to emphasize the importance of collaboration in the virtual classroom. Collaboration spans dimensions of interaction and interactivity that form the foundation of constructivist theory. This lesson describes the different ethical principles an educator must follow in his relationship with the administration, developer, teacher, student, and observer.

This short lesson provides with a sort of summative checklist of questions you can ponder when setting up your own class as instructor, or assessing the e-teacher of a class you are taking

This last lessons provides the Ten Commandments of Computer Ethics, and a list of legal Do's and Don't's provided by Dr. Ramon C. Barquin of the Computer Ethics Institute

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