Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
A Code of Professional Ethics:
A guide to professional conduct in the field of educational communications and technology



A Historical Perspective

A Code of Professional Ethics

A Discussion of the Principles of the AECT Code of Professional Ethics

Suggestions for Using This Book

Situations Related to Ethical Principles:

1. Fulfilling the letter or the spirit of the law?
2. Ensuring diverse points of view
3. Putting a square peg in a round hole
4. Protecting an individual's right to privacy
5. Ethical decisions in instructional media selection
6. Computers: Issues of health and safety
7. Adopting and promoting new ideas
8. A clash of cultures
9. Harassment, bias, and discrimination
10. Whose views? Yours or your institutions?
11. All the facts, please
12. Competing with your employer
13. Handling gifts, gratuitites, and favors
14. Engaging in fair and equitable practices with vendors
15. Greasing the squeaky wheel
16. Influencing your colleagues
17. Exploiting professional affiliations
18. Helping one another
19. Is honesty the best answer?
20. An ethical approach to doing business
21. Fair assignment of responsibility
22. Facing new copyright challenges
23. When a colleague is wrong

Enforcement of the AECT Code of Professional Ethics

Resources and Information of Professional Ethics

Updated January 10, 2008
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