Instructors must include ethics as a design element when designing courses: Opinion


In a recent article for BCcampus, Gwen Nguyen discusses the necessity of including ethics as a design element when developing courses. Nguyen writes that those designing curriculum must navigate the “gray” areas of instructional design by prioritizing ethical engagement with tools, especially in the digital environment. The author encourages the use of the holistic framework of ethics as design, which considers the impacts and outcomes of problems; and reflection-in-action, which includes sustained internal dialogue regarding the design problem. Nguyen provides a list of questions for designers to consider on decision points such as copyright, learner privacy, accessibility, diversity, sustainability, and efficacy. BCcampus Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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