Educational Technology

August 18, 2011

Our youth need education in technology ethics

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Michael Redfern, the Record

Many school districts and pre-service education programs and instructors also lack the expertise and equipment required to adequately prepare future teachers on technology integration and its ethical and responsible use. Sadly though, the new technology is demonized. The London riots become the “BlackBerry riots” and Facebook becomes, unfairly, synonymous with cyber-bullying and teen suicide. Unless there is a concerted effort by all educational stakeholders — ministry officials, faculties of education, school board officials, trustees, administrators, teachers and parents — to instruct youth in the ethical and responsible use of internet and computer-related technologies they will continue to drift aimlessly upon the whimsical and sometimes perilous currents of technological change.

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