Towards a holistic framework for ethical mobile learning

Dyson, Laurel E. and Andrews, Trish and Smyth, Robyn and Wallace, Ruth (2013) Towards a holistic framework for ethical mobile learning. In: Handbook of mobile learning. Taylor & Francis (Routledge), New York, NY. USA, pp. 405-416. ISBN 978-0-415-50369-3

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As more universities, colleges and schools adopt mobile learning, concerns have been voiced regarding the emergence of unethical behaviour. This paper examines a range of ethical issues and analyses the reasons for them. A framework for an ethical approach to mobile learning is put forward in which harm minimization is balanced with both the need to prepare students for living in a mobile world and the benefits of an approach to learning which has advantages for students from diverse backgrounds. A case is made for the adoption of an ethic of responsibility by educators, administrators and students.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 23:32
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2016 01:26
Uncontrolled Keywords: acceptable use policies; AUPs; cell phone etiquette; cheating; code of ethics; cyberbullying; data security; enhanced learner agency; ethical behaviour; ethical guidelines; ethical issues; ethical framework; harm minimization; informed consent; institutional codes of ethics; mobile phone
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2201 Applied Ethics > 220107 Professional Ethics (incl. police and research ethics)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
50 PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES > 5001 Applied ethics > 500107 Professional ethics
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education

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