Ethics in Technology Enhanced Learning

A common theme across many openTEL interests is ethics. In 2020 openTEL has initiated a project to better map out the different ethical concerns that surround many different aspects of TEL: from data security to ensuring inclusion and accessibility concerns have been considered. This project is being led by Professor Shailey Minocha, Dr Victoria Murphy, and Professor Eileen Scanlon. Planned activities include:

  • Creating an online environment for inter-disciplinary discussions on ethics in TEL research at the Open University
  • Attending various TEL ethics related events
  • Organising an Evidence Cafe, bringing together various experts on TEL and ethics to map out areas of focus
  • Publishing guidelines on ethical considerations in TEL

If you would like to get involved in the project please send an email to