According to the EDC Opportunities in Instructional Design Roles Documents, ourassignment was:“Getting administrators and teachers on board with mobile learning can run upagainst Acceptable or Responsible Use Policies that ban cell phones in theclassrooms. This team will research and propose updated school/ district/classroom policies that support mobile learning and then identify model policiescurrently in place.The takeaway will include these models, justifications as to why they areincluded, and tools and resources schools and districts can use to develop their ownresponsible or acceptable use policies.”
1. Why should schools rewrite Acceptable/Responsible Use Policies?2. What foundational principles should inform the design of an effective AUP/ RUP?3. What are the elements of an effective Acceptable/Responsible Use Policy?4. What should be done post implementation of mobile Acceptable/ Responsible Use Policies to determine their effectiveness?
The CoSN Final Report: Leadership for Web 2.0 in Education: Promise & Realitysummarized that administrators where most concerned with:1. time wasting/ distractions2. use of biased sources, plagiarism and cheating3. exposure to inappropriate content and interactions4. transfer of personal information5. cyber bullyingThis was echoed by the administrators we interviewed.
An effective AUP or RUP responds to all the issues thatschool leaders, administrators, teachers and parents haverelated to the use of web 2.0 tools and mobile technology inclassrooms, acts as a framework for mitigating, redirecting andresponding to misuse, and acts to facilitate a responsible useculture in which mobile technology and web 2.0 tools can beutilized to enhance learning and acquisition of 21st centuryskills.
Summary:This section provides administrators with an initial roadmapto guide them through the process of creating an AUP/RUP.Based extensive research, the checklist offers keyconsiderations and suggestions for how to initiatedevelopment and navigate through the process of creating anAUP/RUP.Key Takeaways: Checklist serves as a roadmap for the major steps involved in writing an AUP/RUP: Who to involve in the process Goal setting Establishing concerns Agreement protocol and policy Familiarization time Promoting understanding and adherence Assessment
Summary:This section contains a detailed recommendation of what an effective AUP/ RUP shouldcontain and how it should be organized. This recommendation was written based onresearch consisting of EdTech literature, already existing effective AUPs/ RUPs and interviewswe conducted with administrators and other school officials. Our AUP/ RUPrecommendation addresses all of the major mobile technology and web 2.0 relatedconcerns that were voiced by administrators in the CoSN Final Report and in interviews.Key Takeaways: Elements of AUP/ RUP must reflect guiding principles Examples of guiding principles include: Safety Respect Sharing Privacy Language choice is important Convey trust in faculty and students Communicate that tech use is a privilege Use active vocabulary AUP/ RUP should be clearly structured and easy to read Convey mandatory review process Explicitly define modes of tech use and set guidelines for distinct uses Link consequences to specifies breaches
Summary:This section allows the user to build their own AUP/ RUP, export and print it.It is split screen, so that they can refer to sections of the AUP/ RUPrecommendation while writing their own. They have options to deletecategories, add categories and change the order of categories that weprovide them with. The builder is prepopulated with a model example ofeach section in the AUP/ RUP. The user can choose to keep, modify oroverwrite this example.Key Takeaways: Updated AUP/ RUP should reflect changes in emerging technologies and provide opportunities to utilize web 2.0 tools for learning Different schools have different needs and ecologies, so AUPs/ RUPs should be individualized to those differences
Summary:This section provides resources for teachers, administrators and parents thatcan help them implement the new AUP/ RUP. We provide links to manyresources and share pointers on what can be done to help a school transitionsmoothly to using web 2.0 tools and teaching 21st century skills.Key Takeaways: Administrators are responsible for creating a responsible use culture Make sure AUP/ RUP is in accordance with CIPA and COPPA; consult a legal representative Acquaint parents, teachers and students with AUP / RUP and web 2.0 tools usage Hold parent nights Facilitate Digital Network Day, post flyers, make announcements Ongoing PD where teachers choose what they learn Set up student run helpdesks Teachers promote AUP/ RUP adherence and benefits by Teaching digital citizenship curriculum Consistently enforcing AUP/ RUP guidelines Meaningfully integrating web 2.0 tools into curriculum
Summary:This section offers administrators resources for how to assess the success ofthe AUP/ RUP they have adopted. The section is made up of two parts; thefirst is a discipline referral flowchart. It allows administrators to pinpoint thespecific aspects and parts of the AUP/ RUP that students are not adheringto. We have included accompanying recommendations for how to respondto specific breaches. The second part is an interactive discipline referraltracker to quantify the number of referrals in order to reveal specificproblem areas in the AUP/ RUP.Key Takeaways: There is no one way to assess and measure the effectiveness of an AUP/ RUP Assessment is important to: Guide future revisions of the policy in place Better support student understanding and adherence of policy Keeping track of infringements helps administrators locate what aspects of the policy students are struggling with and consider how to better support and promote school-wide understanding and adherence Other ways to assess that are not included: Student surveys
Summary:The teacher use section of the assessment tools is a classroom observationprotocol. Administrators can evaluate teacher use of technology in theclassroom linked to AUP/ RUP guidelines, adherence and promotion, as well ascollect data on how students respond to the teacher’s practices. Using thisassessment model, administrators can analyze the specific aspects that areignored or breached and what they can do to better support understandingand adherence of the AUP/ RUP.Key Takeaways: There is no one way to assess and measure the effectiveness of an AUP/ RUP Assessment is important to: Guide future revisions of the policy in place Better support student understanding and adherence of policy Observing how teachers and students use technology within a classroom offers administrators insight into how the AUP/ RUP is being adhered to. Other ways to assess that are not included: Teacher surveys
• Provide details about bullets on development checklist• Give administrators logins so they can • Save and return to AUP/ RUP later • Save and return to teacher evaluations later • Store teacher evaluations and student discipline referral tracker data on site • They upload finished AUPs/ RUPs and share them • Write postings and share parsed by AUP/ RUP section headings• Create a Contact Us tab, so users can communicate to us their questions and comments about the site and AUP/ RUP creation• Configure the site for an iPad screen