Hi, I have 38 students in a first-year University introductory course on ethics who will be using this site to post news summaries about problems in the world that are difficult to solve while noting ethical principles that underlie differing points of view on such problems, as well as the principles at play in presentations of different possible solutions. They will also be required to look around the site for inspiration and context and will be asked to provide comments on posts, providing ethical context and insight to other students who are writing about contemporary issues on the site. I'd like to plan a few feedback exercises across classes whereby my students would be able to receive timely feedback on their work, and in turn, could be asked to post comments on work submitted by other students to the site. However, I think some of the communication will be sparked naturally as my students may be asked to consider finding collaborative partners from other spots on the globe with whom they can develop strategies for dealing with ethical dilemmas and apparently intractable (or at least difficult) problems on the world. I am up for setting up a few assignments that specifically will take into account what a collaborative class is dealing with, so let me know if something seems to fit for you! Gabe Flacks
Ethics class fall 2014 looking for collaborative partners- contemporary issues/difficult problems to solve
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