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Using open educational resources and Web 2.0 tools to support ethical reasoning in information and computer sciences project-based learning

Wilson, Tina and Ferreira, Giselle Martins dos Santos (2010). Using open educational resources and Web 2.0 tools to support ethical reasoning in information and computer sciences project-based learning. The Higher Education Academy.

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Abstract

This project investigated the use of Web 2.0 tools and Open Educational Resources (OER) to support students engaged in project-based learning in ICS. Capitalising on existing environments, tools and learning resources, the project explored the potential of these openly and freely accessible resources to facilitate a space where students can be encouraged to identify, engage with and discuss ethical issues that arise in their project work.

The project consisted of a small-scale investigation into students’ views of social networking as a class of tools potentially useful in a project-based course taught entirely at a distance, with a particular focus on the area of ethical reasoning. Ethics is an important part of the course and integral to its assessment, and the work carried out enabled an initial evaluation of the OER in the area of ethics in ICS (Ferreira & Monk, 2009) created with previous support from the HEA Network for ICS.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2010 ICS Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetHEA Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 23919
Depositing User: Giselle Ferreira
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 11:43
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2012 04:29
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/23919
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