Being-in a Learning Management System: Online Teachers and the Ethic of Care

ID: 37315 Type: Full Paper
  1. Ellen Rose, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  2. Catherine Adams, University of Alberta, Canada

Wednesday, October 10 4:00-4:30 PM Location: Salon Hemon View on map

Presider: Ruth de Villiers, University of South Africa, South Africa

Abstract: Since Noddings (1984) first made a case for acknowledging care as a core element and value in pedagogical relationships, research on care in classroom environments has flourished. However, although research confirms the importance of a supportive environment for the success of the online student, we know little about how online instructors’ experience care—for their students and for themselves. This paper offers a phenomenological exploration of care as it appears in online postsecondary instructors’ interactions and relations with their students within the bounds of Learning Management Systems.


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