Legal & ethical issues when implementing technology
Upgrade network access Provide multiple network and Internet access points in every classroom, study area, and social meeting place on campus Access can be wired or wireless, depending on the physical constraints within the buildings and the budget
Upgrade the display technologies Smart board Flat screen display Document camera Customized to each classroom and learning area need
Answer: The Digital Divide “Educators have a responsibility to ensure that all students have sufficient access to computers and the Internet, regardless of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and intellectual or physical ability” (Bitter & Legacy, 2008, p. 135).
We need to provide Access to appropriate servers/files only Protection from malware (viruses, spyware, spam, phishing)
“A copyright gives the creator the exclusive right to reproduce, distribute, perform, display, or license his or her work” (Bitter & Legacy, 2008, p. 135). Copyright protection is enforced for the lifetime of the creator plus 70 years.
To benefit society, especially education. It was not created to protect the creators of the intellectual property
Fair Use is an exception to copyright law Fair use includes use of the material for criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship or research (Bitter & Legacy, 2008).
In an Internet video, (n.d.) the presenter provides a quick explanation of what plagiarism is and how rampant it is in our society.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_eTQbnlbF A&feature=player_detailpage
Care must be taken to keep a professional online persona “Friending” students can give a negative persception Allowing students access to personal faculty information can be detrimental Allowing faculty access to personal student information can be detrimental
Faculty and student education are needed on intellectual property, copyright, fair use, and privacy policies. Teachers are role models and need to be reminded of this and rewarded for their conduct.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Updated US copyright law for the digital age Teach Act of 2002 Requires technology be implemented that prevents unlawful copying and distribution of copyrighted material
Purpose: Establishing and enforcing rules regarding computer and network use. Enforcement: We need to create and distribute a written policy and have users sign off that theyve received and read it. Content: AUP content must be clearly written & enforceable Updated as the institution grows/changes
The following are some examples of information commonly found in an AUP Who can use the network and Internet access Why internet access is available Acceptable and unacceptable use of the internet Security procedures that must be followed Copyright laws that are enforced Methods to report inappropriate use Consequences if AUP policy is not followed
Bitter, G. G., & Legacy, J. M. (2008). Using technology in the classroom (7th ed.). Retrieved from The University of Phoenix eBook Collection database.(n.d.). Plagiarism [Video file]. Retrieved from YouTube website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_eTQbnl bFA&feature=player_detailpage