Fostering Ethical Behavior as an Instructor/ Designer of Online Courses
Abstract: A considerable improvement has taken place in online learning in recent years. With the sudden outbreak of COVID-19 affecting the entire world, the educational system shifted from classroom teaching to remote instruction overnight to accommodate the students through online remote instructions. Synchronous teaching challenged the instructor to incorporate the classroom curriculum into an online learning setting; teachers changed their teaching methodologies, struggled to manage time, and developed content that engaged the student and covered the curriculum. With the current development of online learning, ethical issues in education have become a meaningful conversation. This discussion will first examine how instructors and students adapt ethical behavior in the online learning environment. Second, reach into the institution's responsibilities and whether ethical behavior does cultivate through proper guidelines, standards, and ethical codes. Third, examine whether the instructor delivers thoughtful, ethical dimensions for teaching and learning that identify learning needs and evaluate instructional effects. Finally, explore the instructional designer’s curriculum, and design practice generation upholds ethical strategies. This Dialogue will promote ethical behaviors used in an online environment to facilitate learner honesty and integrity. Thus, the discussion purpose to research fostering ethical behavior as an instructor /designer of online learning.