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Ethical considerations for educational research in a virtual world

Girvan, Carina ORCID: and Savage, Timothy 2012. Ethical considerations for educational research in a virtual world. Interactive Learning Environments 20 (3) , pp. 239-251. 10.1080/10494820.2011.641678

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The combination of features in virtual worlds provides an opportunity to implement and research unique learning experiences. With increasing interest and activity from the educational research community, exploring virtual worlds for teaching and learning, there is a need to identify and understand the ethical implications of conducting research in these new environments. This paper examines the traditional ethical concerns within the context of educational research in virtual worlds and identifies how the features of the technology give rise to new ethical dilemmas in the areas of informed consent, privacy protection and identity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Uncontrolled Keywords: virtual worlds, ethics, education, research, community partnership
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1049-4820
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 08:17

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