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Legal & ethical issues when implementing technology

  1. 1. Pete VollmuthAET/531
  2. 2.  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
  3. 3.  Upgrade the display technologies  Smart board  Flat screen display  Document camera Customized to each classroom and learning area need
  4. 4.  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).
  5. 5. What are the Risks?
  6. 6.  We need to provide  Access to appropriate servers/files only  Protection from malware (viruses, spyware, spam, phishing)
  7. 7.  “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.
  8. 8.  To benefit society, especially education. It was not created to protect the creators of the intellectual property
  9. 9.  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).
  10. 10.  In an Internet video, (n.d.) the presenter provides a quick explanation of what plagiarism is and how rampant it is in our society. A&feature=player_detailpage
  11. 11.  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
  12. 12. How Do We Minimize the Risks?
  13. 13.  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.
  14. 14.  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
  15. 15.  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
  16. 16.  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
  17. 17. 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: bFA&feature=player_detailpage