Open University: To Lie Or Not To Lie invites users to think about their moral responses to different types of lies

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Taking a gaming approach, users are invited to think about their moral responses to different types of lies through four case studies. They can see how their views match to those of some major western philosophers.

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Why we like it

  • Web-based
  • Responsive design
  • Case study-based
  • Interactive, engaging and entertaining
  • Good use of relevant case study material to present and compare philosophical reasoning
  • Multi-media approach using video, narrative and ‘talking heads’
  • Formative feedback for learner responses helps learners align philosophical principles to key questions about morality
  • Tracks the learners’ responses and builds a learner’s philosophical profile
  • Nice use of polling functionality showing results from other users

How to improve this eLearning

It’s easy to miss the audio on the opening page. We’d have it load automatically with the option to disable it. The transcript for the video loads across the media – better to have it position underneath as it does in other areas of the program.

eLearning Superstars rating

  • Usability - 7/10
  • Content - 8/10
  • Learning - 8/10
  • Creative - 8/10
  • Overall - 8/10

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