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New challenges to online learning: Ethical aspect

N.I. Lobanova, L.V. Logunova
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Nina I. Lobanova, Cand. Sci. (Philosophy), Associate Professor of Department of Philosophy and Sociology at Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University n.a. V.P. Astafiev, e-mail:

Larisa V. Logunova, Cand. Sci. (Philosophy), Associate Professor of Department of Philosophy and Sociology at Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University n.a. V.P. Astafiev, e-mail:


The article is devoted to the study of ethical challenges arising in the field of higher education, due to a shift of education to distance learning. This task is carried out based on a study of the results of the survey of students of the Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V.P. Astafiev and analysis of educational practices used by teachers in distance learning and analysis of students’ behaviors in the situation of total e-learning. The study addresses two sets of problems: 1) ethical problems of teaching staff caused by their work in an electronic university environment, 2) ethical problems of the student audience in the context of distance learning. The analysis identifies some issues that need to be addressed, namely: 1) a new value and normative environment need to be created, taking into account the changes brought about by the transformations of the education system in the digitization process, increasing attention not only to the ethical, but also to the etiquette aspect of personal behavior in virtual space; 2) there is a need to investigate the transformations of pedagogical communication in a shift from offline to online format and related ethical issues.

Key words: online learning, ethical issues, offline format, digitalization of education, educational practices, pedagogical communication.



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