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Sunday, April 6, 2008

Ethics Module for Instructors - Case #1

Consider the following scenario and post your answers to the questions in this discussion thread.

Source Grabber

A first year teacher hurriedly creates a curriculum, grabbing sources (pics, video, case studies, course material) from the internet. She plugs the downloaded content into her PowerPoints and handouts. During the year, the teacher is evaluated several times, and after some encouragement from her administrator, she decides to publish her curriculum and put it up for sale for other first year teachers.

What is the ethical issue in this scenario?

What ethical points from the module are relevant to this scenario?

Has the instructor been consistent in her application of rules and guidelines in the course syllabus?

Has the instructor demonstrated academic expertise in the content being provided?

Has the instructor presented fair but firm adherence to legal principles of internet use?

Has the instructor provided full disclosure of materials and resources for evaluation?

Has the instructor seemed cognizant of the ethical principles outlined in the NEA Code?

What can the teacher do to support an ethical outcome?

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