The digital age has created new concerns regarding the use of non-traditional electronic and Internet resources in the classroom setting. The speed with which students acquire information technology skills may be chronically outpacing educators' abilities to insure that positive habits of on-line behavior are being formed. Yet, there are important lessons of responsibility that accompany the freedom the Internet provides learners. Stakeholders in the educational setting need to be aware of current laws and policies regarding appropriate/legal use. Substantial changes are being made in federal information policy that affects educators and students in the 21st century.Seminar Focus:
This two-day seminar will provide the opportunity for vigorous discussion and exploration of the complex issues involved in technology policy in the educational setting. Participants will receive numerous handouts detailing IT issues, recent case law, position papers, original articles and resources, as well as scenarios for discussion.Who Should Attend:
The core mission of the Cyberethics seminar is to inform the educational community about the ethical and legal implications of technology use. Participants will hear from a number of information technology experts on topics including Netiquette, Acceptable Use of Computing Resources, Electronic Cheating, High-Tech Hate Speech, Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Security. Through a variety of case studies and group work, educators will give consideration to responses that can be applied in their own settings.