High responsibility: the ethics of researching a MOOC about research ethics

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Rebecca Ferguson
15 May 2017

Alison Fox, Jim Askham and Rachel Tunstall

The FutureLearn MOOC People Studying People: Research Ethics in Society was designed to ‘explore the value of ethical thinking for research, using an ethical appraisal framework’. This exploration extended beyond course participation to course team learning and included plans to collect data from the MOOC, with prior ethical approval from FutureLearn and the University of Leicester. We report course participant reactions after run one (February to April 2017). Although we tested awareness of FutureLearn terms and conditions, were participants aware of consent given? How did they feel about turning from course to research participants and our approach to consent?

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Nick Freear
9:05am 15 June 2017


Hi Alison,

Just a tip on embedding ... it doesn't work for proprietary file formats like MS PowerPoint (.PPSX file extension), or media hosted on arbitrary web-sites ...

Embedding does work for things like SlideShare presnations, YouTube videos and so on ...

More info ~ Embedded Content, and other clouds. I hope that helps ;).

Yours, Nick

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