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Digital Connectivism Tenet 5: We Treat Our Connections With Care

Published: 01 November 2016

ID: G00314839

Analyst(s): Frank Buytendijk


The digital society poses new ethical challenges. As the classical theories fail, a rule-based approach creates too many exceptions, and a consequence-based system doesn't recognize the concept of intent. As digital citizens, CIOs should embrace a different school of thought — "care ethics."

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Tenet 5: We Treat Our Connections With Care
    • Reconciling Universalist and Consequentialist Approaches: Care Ethics
    • Responsibility Manifests Itself in Multiple Ways in a Complex Adaptive Environment
  • Practical Considerations

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