Code of Ethics<br />Online Learners and Teachers<br />Ruth A. Camuse<br />ED 5001 Social and Ethical Issues in Distance Le...
What is ethics?<br />
Definition of ethics<br /><ul><li>The definition of ethics used for this code of conduct:</li></ul>	The principles of cond...
Five Minds for the Future<br /><ul><li>This code of ethics for online learners and teachers has been organized around the ...
The Disciplinary  Mind
The Synthesizing Mind
The Creating Mind
The Respectful Mind
The Ethical Mind</li></ul>Gardner, H. (2006). Five Minds for the Future. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.<br />
Code of Ethics for Online Learners<br />
The Disciplinary Mind<br />
The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Reach for new content and skills and make them your own.
Participate in online course discussions and other activities on a regular, substantial basis.
Review course requirements; organize and schedule work.</li></li></ul><li>The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Be persistent...
Learn and practice new technology skills needed for class assignments and interaction.</li></li></ul><li>The Synthesizing ...
The Synthesizing Mind<br /><ul><li>Consider varying perspectives and opinions.
Participate in online discussions with thoughtful posts that synthesize information and ideas.
Relate new learning to your own experiences and to other areas of study.</li></li></ul><li>The Creating<br />Mind<br />
The Creating Mind<br /><ul><li>Contribute towards an online class environment that supports and encourages creativity.
Use the support and ideas of the online community to participate in the creative process.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful...
The Respectful Mind<br /><ul><li>Treat your classmates and the instructor with courtesy and respect.
Think before you communicate; avoid derogatory, dismissive, or overly critical comments.
Support others in learning by providing feedback, resources, and information.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful Mind<br /><...
By your comments and actions, show your appreciation for contributions of others.
Welcome and value the diversity of learners in your class.</li></li></ul><li>The Ethical Mind<br />
The Ethical Mind<br /><ul><li>Be honest in your representations of your own background and education.
Submit work that is your own.
Follow applicable copyright laws, and give attribution to the work of others.</li></li></ul><li>The Ethical Mind<br /><ul>...
Do not undermine others.
Strive for excellence.</li></li></ul><li>Code <br />of Conduct for Online Teachers<br />
The Disciplinary Mind<br />
The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Establish a strong instructor presence in your online course.
Communicate expectations and assignments clearly and consistently.
Facilitate online course discussions and other activities on a regular, substantial basis.</li></li></ul><li>The Disciplin...
Revise course documents and web addresses so they are accurate and current.
Continuously extend your knowledge of the discipline you are teaching.</li></li></ul><li>The Synthesizing Mind<br />
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A list of behaviors desirable for online students and online teachers, each categorized under one of Howard Gardner's Five Minds for the Future.

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  • Thanks! This was for a class assignment, so it wasn't written with the idea of adoption by a school. Hope others find it useful. I know, for myself, reading through the presentation helps me to gain that overall view of what excellence in online learning and teaching can be.
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  • Hello Ruth: it´s a great code of Ethics.

    Is this code is already published in your school, or is your proposal?
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  1. 1. Code of Ethics<br />Online Learners and Teachers<br />Ruth A. Camuse<br />ED 5001 Social and Ethical Issues in Distance Learning<br />Wilkes University -- May 1, 2010 <br />
  2. 2. What is ethics?<br />
  3. 3. Definition of ethics<br /><ul><li>The definition of ethics used for this code of conduct:</li></ul> The principles of conduct governing an individual or group <professional ethics><br />Ethics. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethics<br />MacLeod, K . Sovereign [music]. Incomptech Creative Industries. Retrieved from http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/index.html?genre=Contemporary<br />
  4. 4. Five Minds for the Future<br /><ul><li>This code of ethics for online learners and teachers has been organized around the five minds discussed in Howard Gardner’s book:
  5. 5. The Disciplinary Mind
  6. 6. The Synthesizing Mind
  7. 7. The Creating Mind
  8. 8. The Respectful Mind
  9. 9. The Ethical Mind</li></ul>Gardner, H. (2006). Five Minds for the Future. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing.<br />
  10. 10. Code of Ethics for Online Learners<br />
  11. 11. The Disciplinary Mind<br />
  12. 12. The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Reach for new content and skills and make them your own.
  13. 13. Participate in online course discussions and other activities on a regular, substantial basis.
  14. 14. Review course requirements; organize and schedule work.</li></li></ul><li>The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Be persistent as you read, study, research, plan, and accomplish work.
  15. 15. Learn and practice new technology skills needed for class assignments and interaction.</li></li></ul><li>The Synthesizing Mind<br />
  16. 16. The Synthesizing Mind<br /><ul><li>Consider varying perspectives and opinions.
  17. 17. Participate in online discussions with thoughtful posts that synthesize information and ideas.
  18. 18. Relate new learning to your own experiences and to other areas of study.</li></li></ul><li>The Creating<br />Mind<br />
  19. 19. The Creating Mind<br /><ul><li>Contribute towards an online class environment that supports and encourages creativity.
  20. 20. Use the support and ideas of the online community to participate in the creative process.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful Mind<br />
  21. 21. The Respectful Mind<br /><ul><li>Treat your classmates and the instructor with courtesy and respect.
  22. 22. Think before you communicate; avoid derogatory, dismissive, or overly critical comments.
  23. 23. Support others in learning by providing feedback, resources, and information.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful Mind<br /><ul><li>Post questions in the Q&A message board so that clarifications and solutions can be accessed by your classmates.
  24. 24. By your comments and actions, show your appreciation for contributions of others.
  25. 25. Welcome and value the diversity of learners in your class.</li></li></ul><li>The Ethical Mind<br />
  26. 26. The Ethical Mind<br /><ul><li>Be honest in your representations of your own background and education.
  27. 27. Submit work that is your own.
  28. 28. Follow applicable copyright laws, and give attribution to the work of others.</li></li></ul><li>The Ethical Mind<br /><ul><li>Be an active, dependable member of groups.
  29. 29. Do not undermine others.
  30. 30. Strive for excellence.</li></li></ul><li>Code <br />of Conduct for Online Teachers<br />
  31. 31. The Disciplinary Mind<br />
  32. 32. The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Establish a strong instructor presence in your online course.
  33. 33. Communicate expectations and assignments clearly and consistently.
  34. 34. Facilitate online course discussions and other activities on a regular, substantial basis.</li></li></ul><li>The Disciplinary Mind<br /><ul><li>Develop expertise with technology tools and be ready to provide assistance to students.
  35. 35. Revise course documents and web addresses so they are accurate and current.
  36. 36. Continuously extend your knowledge of the discipline you are teaching.</li></li></ul><li>The Synthesizing Mind<br />
  37. 37. The Synthesizing Mind<br /><ul><li>Provide opportunities for students to consider different perspectives and opinions.
  38. 38. Contribute to online discussions with thoughtful posts that synthesize information and ideas.
  39. 39. Bring in ideas from multiple areas and disciplines.</li></li></ul><li>The Creating<br />Mind<br />
  40. 40. The Creating Mind<br /><ul><li>Demonstrate and encourage creativity in the online course environment.
  41. 41. Establish an inviting environment in which to learn and create.
  42. 42. Foster student-to-student collaboration and communication.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful Mind<br />
  43. 43. The Respectful Mind<br /><ul><li>Treat your students with courtesy and respect.
  44. 44. Think before you communicate; avoid derogatory, dismissive, or overly critical comments.
  45. 45. Facilitate appropriate communication and interaction and provide useful feedback, resources, and guidance.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful Mind<br /><ul><li>Consider student right to privacy when designing and implementing activities.
  46. 46. Value and embrace diversity and allow for differing opinions to be offered.
  47. 47. Regularly review the course for accessibility and make needed improvements.</li></li></ul><li>The Respectful Mind<br /><ul><li>Keep your students safe; deal with issues of inappropriate conduct carefully and on a timely basis.
  48. 48. Request and use feedback from students to adjust the course, meet individual needs, and improve your facilitation skills.</li></li></ul><li>The Ethical Mind<br />
  49. 49. The Ethical Mind<br /><ul><li>Provide an accurate description of your own background and qualifications.
  50. 50. Model and teach ethical behaviors.
  51. 51. Follow applicable copyright laws, and give attribution to the work of others.</li></li></ul><li>The Ethical Mind<br /><ul><li>Establish and implement an assessment system designed to fairly measure student achievement.
  52. 52. Know your students well enough to provide recommendations for future education or employment.
  53. 53. Strive for excellence.</li></li></ul><li>References<br />Academic Integrity for Students. (2009). Wilkes University. Online course materials for ED 2001 Social and Ethical Issues in Distance Learning. <br />Academic Integrity for Instructors (and Institutions). (2009). Wilkes University. Online course materials for ED 2001 Social and Ethical Issues in Distance Learning. <br />Code of Ethics, Illinois Institute of Technology. (2007). Illinois Institute of Technology , Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions. Retrieved from http://ethics.iit.edu/iitcode/Version_6.2.pdf<br />Gardner, H. (2006). Five Minds for the Future. Boston: Harvard School of Business Publishing.<br />
  54. 54. References<br />Guide to Teaching Online Courses. (2002-2006). National Education Association. Retrieved from http://www.nea.org/technology/onlinecourseguide.html<br />North Amercan Council for Online Learning. (2007). National Standards of Quality for Online Courses. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/<br />Pape, L. & Wicks, M. [co-chairs], iNACOL Quality Standards for Online Programs Committee . (2009). National Standards of Quality for Online Programs. North Amercan Council for Online Learning. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/<br />North American Council for Online Learning. (2008). National Standards of Quality Online Teaching. Retrieved from http://www.inacol.org/research/nationalstandards/<br />
  55. 55. Media<br />All clip art obtained from Microsoft Office Clip Art Gallery and Microsoft Office Online.<br />PowerPoint template used in this presentation obtained from Microsoft Office Online.<br />MacLeod, K . Sovereign [mp3 sound file]. Incomptech Creative Industries. Retrieved from http://incompetech.com/m/c/royalty-free/index.html?genre=Contemporary<br /> Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/<br />

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