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A fusion of mobile technology and Second Life in a learning environment to support the transition from school to university

0317 ALT-C 2009 J Magill, E Magill, B Canavan, A Devlin, M Pomerantz, J Trinder

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27 August 2009

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Summary of discussion so far...

  • What are the ethical implications of working with informal communities in popular digital technologies?
  • What ethical guidelines are there?
  • Methodological issues of researching informal spaces
  • Will the research cause harm or stress? Mismatch between practices in informal spaces and requirements/guidelines from university ethics boards
  • Philosophical issue - the ways people use these technologies is symptomatic of an increasing postmodernity and so theorising about postmodern ethics connects to the practicalities of popular online ethics

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Gráinne Conole
10:56 on 13 September 2009 (Edited 10:18 on 7 December 2009)

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