I’m in Anaheim, CA., land of forest fires and Disney, for this years Open Education conference. This year, for the first time, there is time allocated for an unconference session. This seemed like a good opportunity for collect information about ethical issues delegates might be experiencing ahead of the the PILSNER seminar I’m delivering on […]
Preston Davis (aka @LazyPhilosopher) invites us to think about the early days of Western civilisation where philosophers like Plato and Aristotle formed educational institutions on the basis of their own privilege. This kind of system persisted into Roman times, where males with the ability to pay could attend organised schools where they would learn to […]
We had a few technical difficulties today, but for those who have been kept in suspense here are the slides I prepared. This presentation is a short introduction to philosophical ethics in a research context.
Here are my slides from today’s presentation. You can access the full paper in Open Praxis from May 2016 via http://dx.doi.org/10.5944/openpraxis.8.2.291.
This is just a short blog post to capture some thoughts on the ethical principles of learning analytics as set out in official documentation provided by The Open University. I have attended various briefings at the OU around this subject, mainly because there is a lot of complexity here with regard to the ethical significance […]
This is just a mini blog post, maybe even more of a bookmark. Futurelearn is the MOOC provider owned by The Open University but with many operational partners. The first courses launched in September 2013 and since then, 2,683,556 people have joined FutureLearn (with varying levels of commitment, like all MOOC). This week a colleague forwarded […]
This morning I’m attending a talk given by Sharon Slade about the ethical dimensions of learning analytics (LA), part of a larger workshop devoted to LA at The Open University’s library on the Walton Hall campus. I was a bit late from a previous meeting but Sharon’s slides are pretty clear so I’m just going to […]
By popular demand, here are my slides from today’s presentation at Open Education 2014. All feedback welcome and if this subject is of interest to you then consider checking out the OERRH Ethics Manual and the section on ethics (week 2) of our Open Research course.
Today Beck Pitt and I travelled up to Birmingham in the midlands of the UK to attend a BERA/Wiley workshop on technologies and ethics in educational research. I’m mainly here on focus on the redraft of the Ethics Manual for OER Research Hub and to give some time over to thinking about the ethical challenges […]