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Title: The Evolution of E-Learning Management Systems: An Ethical Approach
Authors: Silva, Nuno Sotero Alves da
Costa, Gonçalo Jorge Morais da
Prior, Mary
Rogerson, Simon
Keywords: E-Learning
Management Systems
Empirical Evidences
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: IGI Global
Citation: Silva, Nuno et al. (2011). The evolution of E-learning Management Systems- An ethical approach. International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education, 1(3), 12-24 doi:10.4018/ijcee.2011070102
Abstract: The development of educational technologies is enhancing a distinctive feature of learning environments: the learner’s personalized environment. However, the current literature in e-learning seems to neglect an important discussion: will individuals (learners and lecturers) and organizations face an enhancement concerning ethical dilemmas due to this evolution? To promote this discussion, this paper builds on a consideration of e-learning definition and its ethical dilemmas, and human-centred learning concept and its dimensions, to examine the implications of integrating social and cultural contexts. By examining the evolution of e-learning management systems the argument progresses to a discussion of the relationships between pedagogy and ethics. By framing evidence at different scales, the authors critically reflect on the ethical dilemmas embedded in e-learning systems. The discussion concludes with advocating the adoption of an extension of “three P” mode of pedagogy to become the “P3E” model: personalization, participation, productivity, lecturer’s ethics, learner’s ethics, and organizational ethics
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