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Rebecca Eynon, Ralph Schroeder & Jenny Fry

In: The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research

Chapter 11: The Ethics of Learning and Technology Research

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The Ethics of Learning and Technology Research
The Ethics of Learning and Technology Research
Rebecca EynonRalph SchroederJenny Fry

The use of technology offers researchers new ways of carrying out explorations in learning and education, yet alongside these opportunities come some new ethical challenges. The use of technology in education research does not mean that an entirely new ethical code of practice is required, but there does need to be consideration and discussion about the potential ethical consequences of particularly novel or innovative techniques.

This chapter examines the ethical implications of learning and technology research. It is divided into five main sections. The first section sets out existing ethical frameworks for researchers engaged in learning and technology research. The second section asks, ‘What's new?’ in terms of the ...

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