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Ethics and Values

With an increasingly diverse student population, instructors face the challenge of dealing with students who have different values and ethics from their own.  The sites below will make you more informed about the cultural differences and also provide you with some ideas and exercises to use in your classroom.

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Ethics in Distance Education: Developing Ethical Policies

Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, State University of West Georgia

This article describes the changing world of education, identifies the need for ethics in distance education, and describes how to ethically develop policies for distance education.

Zippy Scenarios for teaching internet ethics

University Library, University of Illinois

This site has 25 short scenarios that deal with netiquette and 11 with intellectual property that can generate discussions with students.

Teaching Exchange: Teaching from the Outside In

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

This is an article with interviews with faculty who are different in some way from their students and may impose different values and ethics from them.

From the Student's View: Teaching from the Outside In

Center for Teaching, Vanderbilt University

This is an article with interviews from students who are different in some way from faculty members and how they were impacted by these differences.

Integrating values and ethics into post secondary teaching for leadership development

Paul T. Begley and Jacqueline Stefkovich, Pennsylvania State University

This journal article provides some guidelines from colelge instructors on how to promote citizenship and moral literacy in the classroom.