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  • 1. Code of Ethics For Instructors and Online Students
  • 2. What is a Code of Ethics?
    • “ The principles of conduct governing an individual or
    • group; professional conduct.”
    • *To help you better understand visit the code of ethics.gov site*
    • http://www.education.gov.mt/ministry/doc/code_of_ethics.htm
    • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
    • Merriam-Webster Dictionary
  • 3. Code of Ethics for Instructors
    • State and Explain objectives and clear directions:
      • Attendance policies
      • Grading assignments
      • Projects
      • Rubrics
      • Deadlines
      • Rights to privacy
      • Student behavior
      • Rules
  • 4. Model & Samples
    • Always model great behavior and conduct within the course
      • The instructor is always a mentor
    • Always show samples of work from previous students or teacher made samples
      • It is very important for students to have a guide to avoid frustration and confusion
  • 5. Conducive Environment
    • Welcome all students and help them
    • feel comfortable by using intro-
    • ductory activities
    • Demonstrate sensitivity to all cultural
    • differences, opinions and personalities
    • Present credentials
  • 6. Always Keep it Current
    • Projects
    • Creativity
    • Rewards
    • Technology
    • Course content needs to go along with the intellectual property rights and fair use procedures
      • Update constantly in all these categories
  • 7. Code of Ethics for Online Students
    • Respect
    • Discuss
    • Interact
    • Discipline
    • Organization
    • Responsibility
    • Present
    • Credit
  • 8. Respect & Discuss
    • Respect other students’ and teachers’ opinions, ideas and privacy
    • Discuss course content and course work with students and teachers to get feedback and ideas
  • 9.
    • Interact
      • Interact with other students and the instructor to help build a positive learning environment
      • Build online relationships to help with feedback and comprehension
    • Discipline
      • Self reflect on work
      • Make sure enough time is set aside to do coursework and in a timely manner
    • Organize
      • All work should be organized to ensure legible and good quality work
  • 10.
    • Responsibility
      • Be responsible enough to:
        • Report any bullying
        • Technology problems
        • Ask for clarification
        • Implement the correct learning tools
    • Present
      • Present your ideas and coursework with clarity and class
    • Credit
      • Give credit where credit is due
      • Do NOT claim someone else’s work as your own
      • Site all references and resources
  • 11. References
    • Anderson, T. (2005). Design-based research and its application to a call center innovation in distance education. Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology , 31(2), 69-84.
    • Caspi, A., & Gorsky, P. (2006) Distance Education Students’ Dialogic Behavior. Studies in Higher Education , 31(6), 735-752.
  • 12.
    • Ethics. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethics
    • Gardner, H. (2006). Five Minds for the Future. Boston: Harvard School of Business Publishing.
    • Guide to Teaching Online Courses.(2002-2006). National Education Association. Retrieved from http://www.nea.org/technology/onlinecourseguide.html
  • 13. THE END