The new edition of The SAGE Handbook of E-Learning Research retains the original effort of the first edition by focusing on research while capturing the leading edge of e-learning development and practice. Chapters focus on areas of development in e-learning technology, theory, practice, pedagogy and method of analysis. Covering the full extent of e-learning can be a challenge as developments and new features appear daily. The editors of this book meet this challenge by including contributions from leading researchers in areas that have gained a sufficient critical mass to provide reliable results and practices. The 25 chapters are organised into six key areas: 1. THEORY 2. LITERACY & LEARNING 3. METHODS & PERSPECTIVES 4. PEDAGOGY & PRACTICE 5. BEYOND THE CLASSROOM 6. FUTURES
Chapter 11: The Ethics of Learning and Technology Research
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 ...