Codes of ethics in online learning

Malahat Nikravan Mofrad

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Codes of ethics and conduct in teaching include professional values and aims to provide some guidance for instructors in relation with their action. Online learning is the special kind of education, rooted in computer- based learning. Since this kind of education Forms as virtual classes and via the Internet, has own ethical challenges, and needs to provide ethical codes about the function of institution, instructors, staffs and students. In short, ethical codes of online learning include: ability to have equal access to the Internet; academic integrity, commitment to maintaining the privacy and confidentiality of individuals; require to avoid plagiarism in academic searching; respect to copyright and fair use  of resources;  and  require to avoid ethical violations.

The purpose of this paper is to introduce these codes of ethics in online education.


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Codes of ethics; online education

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