Digital Citizenship Policy Development Guide

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Presentation from the May 3, 2012 Jurisdiction Technology Contact event in Edmonton by Maurice Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

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Digital Citizenship Policy Development Guide

  1. 1. Digital Citizenship PolicyDevelopment GuideMaurice Hollingsworth, Ph.D.
  2. 2. DigitalCi)zenshipPolicyGuide•  Background
  3. 3. Thankyou!!SeniorLeadersandDistrictITLeaders:•  CalgaryCatholicSchoolDistrict•  CollegeofAlbertaSchoolSuperintendents•  EdmontonPublicSchools•  FortVermilionSchoolDivision#52•  GoldenHillsSchoolDivision#75•  LethbridgeSchoolDistrict#51•  LivingstoneRangeSchoolDivision#68•  SchoolTechnologySector,AlbertaEduca)on•  WolfCreekPublicSchools
  4. 4. Definitions: What is Citizenship?
  5. 5. Ci)zenshipDefined
  6. 6. Ci)zenshipDefinedCaringCanadianAwardTSenseiTakaKinjo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzMfNzZ7mrg
  7. 7. Ci)zenshipDefined•  Ci)zenshipishavingthestatusofaci)zen (beingacommunitymember)andwiththat statuscomesrightsandresponsibili)es.
  8. 8. DigitalCi)zenshipDefined•  Thestatusofbeingaci)zen(acommunity member)withrightsanddu)esinadigital environmentANDitencompassessome nuancesthatarepeculiartodigital environments.•  Nuancesincludeopen,crossTcultural,)meT independent,geographicallyindependent communi)es.
  9. 9. Ribble’s Nine Elements Plus a“Bonus”
  10. 10. RespectandProtectYourselfRespectandProtectYourself–DigitalWellBeing1.  DigitalSecurity–ElectronicPrecau)onsforSelfT Protec)on2.  DigitalRightsandResponsibili)es–Freedoms extendedtothoseinadigitalworld.3.  DigitalHealthandWellness–Physicaland psychologicalwellTbeinginadigitalworld
  11. 11. RespectandProtectOthersRespectandProtectOthers–DigitalInterac)ons4.  DigitalCommunica)ons–Electronic exchangeofinforma)on5.  DigitalE)quece–Standardsofconductor proceduresonline6.  DigitalAccess–Fullelectronicpar)cipa)on insociety
  12. 12. RespectandProtectPropertyRespectandProtectIntellectualandotherProperty–DigitalPreparedness7.  DigitalLaw–Responsibilityforac)onsand deedsusingelectronics8.  DigitalLiteracy–Processofteachingand learningabouttechnologyandtheuseof technology9.  DigitalCommerce–Onlinebuyingandsellingof goods
  13. 13. CurrentDigitalCi)zenshipIssuesRespectandProtectIntellectualandotherProperty–DigitalPreparedness10. CloudCompu)ngandDigitalCi)zenship11. PersonallyOwnedDevicesandDigital Ci)zenship
  14. 14. Policy from an Historical Perspective
  15. 15. Differen)ate–TwoPolicyTypes1.  AcceptableUsePolicies2.  DigitalCi)zenshipPolicies
  16. 16. AcceptableUsePolicies•  Tendtohavesomehistory–e.g.adecadeor two•  Focus–Whatis‘Acceptable’?•  PolicyDirec)onTManagementofbehaviour whileusingIT.•  Assumesdigitalaccessisnotafundamental learningtool.
  17. 17. AcceptableUsePolicyTExampleThefollowingkindsofbehavioursshallbeconsideredinappropriateuseofelectronicinforma)onlearningresources:•  Inten)onallyretrievingordisplayingoffensive messagesorgraphics;•  Usingobscenelanguage;•  Gainingaccesstoorpar)cipa)nginelectronic “chat”lines;•  Damagingcomputers,computersystemsor computernetworks;
  18. 18. DigitalCi)zenshipPolicies•  Tendtoberela)velyrecentintheirthinking aboutanewcontext.•  Focus–Prepara)onofLearners•  Toolforteachingappropriatedigital interac)onanduse–assumesdigitalaccessIS afundamentaltooltodayandinthefuture.
  19. 19. DigitalCi)zenshipPolicyTExampleTheHighAchieverSchoolDivisionsupportstheuseofinforma)ontechnology,recognizingsignificantcollabora)veandlearningopportuni)es.Weusetechnologytofacilitateinnova)onandcrea)vity.Withinthisspirit,asastudent,Iwill: •  RespectMyself.Iwillselectonlinenames thatareappropriate,Iwillconsiderthe informa)onandimagesthatIpostonline.
  20. 20. DigitalCi)zenshipTRibble“Byemployingateachingmodel–ratherthansimplycrea)ngpoliciesagainsttechnologymisuseandabuse–technologyleaderscancreateaselfTsustainingdigitalci)zenshipprogramthatwillbenefitallaspectsofschooltechnologyuse.”(Ribble,pg41)
  21. 21. Policy Salience: Why shouldK-12 Policy makers careabout Digital CitizenshipPolicy?
  22. 22. DigitalCi)zenshipPolicies•  SupportsforPowerfulPedagogy•  StudentSafetyandReadiness•  TheNewEduca)onActTBill2•  Ohler’sargument
  23. 23. Policy: Supports for Powerful,Meaningful, Grounded Pedagogy
  24. 24. Digital Citizenship Policy Supports are Needed.
  25. 25. Digital Citizenship Policy Supports are Needed.
  26. 26. Digital Citizenship Policy Supports are Needed.
  27. 27. Policy: Supports for Student Safetyand District Readiness
  28. 28. Digital Citizenship Policy:Guiding Parameters and Action
  29. 29. Digital Citizenship Policy:Guiding Parameters and Action
  30. 30. Digital Citizenship Policy:Guiding Parameters and Action
  31. 31. SherwoodParkNews
  32. 32. DigitaGuidi l Citiz ng Pa enshi ramet p Policy: ers an d Acti on
  33. 33. CenterforSafeandResponsibleInternetUse •  Tryingtopreparestudentsfortheir futureandteachthem!about InternetsafetywithoutWeb2.0in schools~! isliketryingtoteachachildtoswim withoutaswimmingpool!. •  hcp://www.csriu.org/
  34. 34. Policy Crystal Ball: Meeting theRequirements of the Next Education Act
  35. 35. Education Act (Bill 2)Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and SafeLearning EnvironmentsPolicy Shift:•  Expand on student (31) and Board (33) responsibilities toreflect the importance of a positive learning environment andrespecting the rights of others (including electronic means). •  Definition of bullying. 1(d) •  Require boards to develop and implement supporting policies including student conduct. •  Address student behaviour whether or not it occurs within the school building, during the day or by electronic means (33 (2) (3) iii)www.education.alberta.ca/department/policy/education-act.aspx
  36. 36. Policy Development Process
  37. 37. DevelopingDigitalCi)zenshipPolicies•  ComplianceorCommitment•  Process•  Teamwork
  38. 38. Policy: Ohler’s Argument
  39. 39. Ohler’sArgument•  TwolivesorOnelife? TheTwoLivesApproach •  FirstLife–Lifeoutsideschool –  digitallysaturated, –  noorlimitedguidanceindigitalci)zenship. –  globalperspec)ve, •  OtherLife–Astudent Noneorhighlylimitedinanyoftheabove.
  40. 40. Ohler’sArgument(cont’d)•  TwolivesorOnelife? OneLife •  Lifeinsideandoutsideschool –  Ampleinstruc)on&guidanceindigitalci)zenship. –  digitallysaturated, –  globalperspec)ve
  41. 41. WhyshouldPolicyMakerscare?•  SupportsforPowerfulPedagogy•  StudentSafetyandReadiness•  TheNextEduca)onAct–e.g.Bill2•  Ohler’sargument
  42. 42. NextSteps…1.  WhatadvicedoJTCmembershaveforhow thissupportresourcecouldbemeaningfully implementedinschooljurisdic)ons?
  43. 43. Digital Citizenship PolicyDevelopment GuideMaurice Hollingsworth, Ph.D.

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