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Selection and use of a web based collaborative learning management tool to teach professional issues

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dc.contributor.author Griffin, Joe
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-08T10:00:40Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-08T10:00:40Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2662
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Professional Issues in Software Engineering (PISE) is a final year undergraduate module for computer science students that focuses on the legal, ethical and social aspects of computing. The ethical strand of this module, which aims to develop moral reasoning in the learners, has in the past proved to be the most difficult for students to grasp. Recent research indicates that working in groups can contribute to the development of moral reasoning[1]. However, group work also brings with it problems of identifying and assessing individual contributions [2]. During the current academic year a commercially available collaborative learning management tool (CLMT), Blackboard, has been used to enable a large cohort (130 students) to be taught and assessed using a group based approach. This paper applies a framework [3] to identify suitable tools and examines the use of this CLMT in teaching PISE. It gives details of the different facilities offered by the system, an analysis of how these were used and some reflections on the strengths and weaknesses of Blackboard. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the European Conference on e-Learing in a Lifelong Learning Perspective;
dc.subject collaborative learning tools en_US
dc.subject computer ethics en_US
dc.subject moral reasoning en_US
dc.subject teaching/learning en_US
dc.title Selection and use of a web based collaborative learning management tool to teach professional issues en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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