Social justice is a commitment to equality and fairness alongside recognition that human rights are not in reality shared by all of society due to persistence of power differentials. Marginalization, oppression and discrimination are ongoing factors in the lived experience of some people and groups. Not everyone has a voice or equitable access to educational opportunities.
- In what ways can elearning exacerbate or effectively address pre-existing inequities?
- What new human concerns arise from the use of ICT in education?
- How can we act to ensure that elearning is a solution to social injustice?
I am grateful to the authors who responded, in some cases after chatting with or hearing me present my own research at conferences like Ascilite (or after I attended their presentations and practically begged them to write up and submit their excellent work).
- The paperwork required to address publishers’ requirements
- Enticing authors to write and submit work
- Juggling time pressures: Everyone is too busy and deadlines are always too tight
- Record keeping was a tough ask due to the need to keep track of multiple versions of articles, reviews, blind copies and so on. Usually, being systematic is not a problem for me but I found it a challenge in this instance – I have multiple files of articles, reviews, blind versions, second and third revised copies, copyright agreements, bios, checklists and so on. Next time around, I will be very systematic about record keeping.
One of my goals is that this special issue will prompt discussion and further contributions, in relation to subjects like:
- Online teaching as a caring and ethical practice
- Equitable access to elearning opportunities, and inclusive design and practices
- The realm of technoethics: Humanity, technology, moral responsibility and cyberactivism