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Responsible Educational Technology Research: From Open Science and Open Data to Ethics and Trustworthy Learning Analytics
Hernández-Leo, D., Amarasinghe, I., Beardsley, M., Hakami, E., García, A.R., Santos, P. (2023). Responsible Educational Technology Research: From Open Science and Open Data to Ethics and Trustworthy Learning Analytics. In: Raffaghelli, J.E., Sangrà, A. (eds) Data Cultures in Higher Education . Higher Education Dynamics, vol 59. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-24193-2_7
Abstract: This chapter unfolds some elements of responsible research in the educational technology field and provides examples about how these elements have been considered in initiatives by the Interactive and Distributed Technologies for Education (TIDE) research group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. First, it focuses on open science, an ongoing movement that promotes, on the one hand, transparent and frequent open-access updates of the research progress and the collected data and, on the other hand, reproducible, accurate, and verifiable research, bringing benefits for the individual researchers, the research community, and the society. Second, the chapter discusses ethics perspectives in educational technology research, relevant when collecting and sharing data and also in the design and development of technologies, especially when they are based on data analytics or artificial intelligence techniques. The latter aspects relate to the capacity of educational software systems to support human agency and preserve human well-being.