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Title:Educational Technologies and the Teaching of Ethics in Science and Engineering
Author(s):Loui, Michael C.
Subject(s):instructional technology
distance education
online course
Abstract:To support the teaching of ethics in science and engineering, educational technologies offer a variety of functions: communication between students and instructors, production of documents, distribution of documents, archiving of class sessions, and access to remote resources. Instructors may choose to use these functions of the technologies at different levels of intensity, to support a variety of pedagogies, consistent with accepted good practices. Good pedagogical practices are illustrated in this paper with four examples of uses of educational technologies in the teaching of ethics in science and engineering. Educational technologies impose costs for the purchase of hardware, licensing of software, hiring of support personnel, and training of instructors. Whether the benefits justify these costs is an unsettled question. While many researchers are studying the possible benefits of educational technologies, all instructors should assess the effectiveness of their practices.
Issue Date:2005
Citation Info:M. C. Loui, "Educational technologies and the teaching of ethics in science and engineering," Science and Engineering Ethics, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 435-446, July 2005.
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Sponsor:National Science Foundation Grants SES-0138309, SES-0225156
Rights Information:(c) Opragen Publications
Date Available in IDEALS:2009-06-16

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