Digital Literacy

Introduction to Ethics

An ethical digital user knows how to work with and use digital information responsibly. Not all materials available online are free to use or disperse. However, organizations such as Creative Commons are creating a set of best-practices for sharing resources ethically. Ethics in the digital world entail knowing when to ask to use or borrow information and how to cite the author(s) to give appropriate credit. Not citing sources or failing to give appropriate credit is considered to be a form of plagiarism. Additionally, ethics entails how the digital user should interact with others in the online environment. 

Helpful Resources

Describes the ethical dimensions of massive online open courses. Dimensions include: etiquette, legal issues, bias and political issues, geographical diversity, learner diversity, social and cultural diversity, and the digital divide.

"Ethics of MOOCs" by Viv Caruna is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Cardenas-Garcia, J. F. (2018). Information ethics in the information ageCosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy14(3), 147-166.

Herr, M. (2021). The interpretation of Creative Commons licenses by US federal courtsThe Journal of Academic Librarianship47(1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2020.102227

Louw, H. (2017). Defining plagiarism: Student and staff perceptions of a grey conceptSouth African Journal of Higher Education31(5), 116–135. https://doi.org/10.20853/31-5-580

Seibert, H., Miles, R., & Geuther, C. (2019). Navigating 21st-century digital scholarship: Open Educational Resources (OERs), Creative Commons, copyright, and library vendor licensesSerials Librarian76(1–4), 103–109. https://doi.org/10.1080/0361526X.2019.1589893

Soler-Costa, R., Lafarga-Ostáriz, P., Mauri-Medrano, M., & Moreno-Guerrero, A. J. (2021). Netiquette: Ethic, education, and behavior on Internet-A systematic literature reviewInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health18(3). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18031212

 

 

 

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