About This Textbook
This book is the result of a co-design project in a class in the Masters of Education program at the University of Calgary. The course, and the resulting book, focus primarily on the safe and ethical use of technology in digital learning environments. The course was organized according to four topics based on Farrow’s (2016) Framework for the Ethics of Open Education.
All of the chapters were written during the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrate many of the educational technology and ethics topics selected by graduate students that were particularly concerning during this period of time. This includes creating national healthcare applications with personal information; excessive video gaming for children; the need for data literacy skills for teachers and students; access to broadband in rural communities; online cheating and use of e-proctoring; video intrusion during synchronous online classes; and the risks in using artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data in educational contexts.
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