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Ethics Toolkit - Open Module Template

Module by: Jose A. Cruz-Cruz, William Frey. E-mail the authors

Summary: This document presents a general module template that will help structure the authoring and sharing of Ethics Across the Curriculum Integration Projects that are being developed through the NSF funded EAC Toolkit Project (SES-0551779). EAC Community members will make a derived copy of this module, then insert or reference to an ethics integration exercise in the module core/content section. Afterwards, the author, co-authors and community members will collaborate and contribute their respective expertise or experiences to complete the remaining sections and hence share best practices in the use of the embedded exercise. (This open module template may be adopted and customized to suit the needs of other subject communities.)


  • Type the content of the exercise here directly
  • Upload a document using the Files tab (first example below)
  • Add a link to a published CNX module using the Links tab (see menu on the left)
  • Upload a multi-media file using the Files tab (see second example below)
  • Add a URL link to an external resource (third example below)
  • Or include some sort of reference to the relevant content.
Figure 1: Document uploaded/embedded into the module.
EAC Toolkit Concept - Project Synopsis
Media File: EAC_TK_Concept.doc
Figure 2: Multi-media file uploaded/embedded into the module.
EAC Toolkit Module Concept
Media File: EAC_Toolkit_Module_Concept.ppt

Why we adopted the EAC Toolkit Concept using CNX.ORG? See our outdated, static, hard to maintain EAC Web Site.

EAC Toolkit Metaknowledge

The following sections are optional. The intent is that they be completed over time based on the experiences and collaborations of the users of the above module/exercise/case.

Learning Objectives

e.g. EAC Matrix AACSB, EAC Matrix ABET, EAC Matrix Hasting Center, DIT, Kohlberg, Bloom’s Taxonomy, etc.

Module Activities

e.g. Discussion/Debate, Decision-Making Exercise, Presentation, Dramatization or Role Playing, Group Task, Formal or Informal Writing, Readings, or others

Assessment / Assurance of Learning

e.g. 1-minute paper, Muddiest Point, Quiz/Test Items, Oral Presentation, Student Feedback, What did or didn’t work?, others

Module-Background Information

--Where did it come from? (e.g. A workshop, news story, based on a movie, etc.) --What condition is it in? (e.g. first draft, needs editing, publishable, etc.) --How has it been used in the past? (e.g. in classroom, workshop activity, ethics debate, etc.) --Other relevant or interesting details

Pedagogical Commentary

e.g. Suggestions to Authors, Suggestions to Users (how-to), Queries to EAC Community, Pitfalls or Frustrations, Novel Ideas, Approaches, or Uses, etc.

Supplementary Information

e.g. Background Knowledge, Relevant Theories and Frameworks, Contextual Setting, Technical Background Info. Discipline Specific Info., Details, Ethics Tools, Frameworks, Decision-making Frameworks, Global and Social Issues, or others

References and Links

Additional or Supplementary Info., Other Versions, Translations, etc.

Content actions

Download module as:

Add module to:

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Lens makers point to materials (modules and collections), creating a guide that includes their own comments and descriptive tags about the content.

Who can create a lens?

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