Examining Ethical Decision Making Behavior in E-Learning Systems

International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education 4 (2):41-56 (2016)
  Copy   BIBTEX


E-Learning has proliferated throughout the education sector in recent years. Unfortunately, an unintended and undesirable aspect of e-Learning is centered on unethical behavior exhibited by students engaged in technology-facilitated cheating. Interestingly, cheating in e-Learning systems occurs in the social context of the class. Using results from a qualitative field study, the authors investigate the socio-technical dimensions of ethical decision-making in e-Learning systems focusing on individual and situational factors. They developed propositions and provide an in-depth discussion of identified factors. Their findings provide the basis for researchers to develop testable propositions for further empirical investigations and provide insight for educators dealing with the unique challenges of the socio-technical dimensions of ethical behavior in e-Learning systems.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 74,389

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

The Role of Law in Models of Ethical Behavior.Sandra L. Christensen - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 77 (4):451-461.
Towards a Design Science of Ethical Decision Support.Kieran Mathieson - 2007 - Journal of Business Ethics 76 (3):269-292.
A Systems Approach to Ethical Problems.Patrick O'Neill & Riley Hern - 1991 - Ethics and Behavior 1 (2):129 – 143.


Added to PP

14 (#725,305)

6 months
2 (#276,905)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?