The lesson about cyber security has been great when it comes with valuable sources and information. The lesson covered varied contexts in each unit and sub unit.
On the other hand, there is a concern about digital citizenship. It wasn’t standout in the lesson. It’s 2021, during COVID-19, it’s prime time to give students ethical situations on the Internet as it’s their means of learning and communication.
Code of ethic and codes of conduct
Franci Pivec had mentioned this a topic about codes of ethic and codes of conducts.
Codes of ethic and codes of conduct are a way of ensuring that positive impact in the community prevails. They are also a way to decrease the negative influences of ICT use on the social development. Robert Nash (2007) realized that learning of ethics must also be ethical. Ethicality is not an additional skill and teachers must not expect from ethics to be a “tool” which automatically separates good and bad instead of those teachers.
Standard of ICT use in Education
Educational technology (based on NETS-national educational technology standards):
- standards for students represent the code of conduct for digital media which support the skills in students;
- standards for teachers represent the code of conduct for ICT;
- standards for administrators in education represent the code of conduct for ICT.
- Additional standards for decision-makers about education technology and for maintenance staff who require the knowledge;
- For teachers who are specialized for computer education, additional standards are required in order to obtain qualification.
Content for Digital Citizenship
“Digital citizenship” itself opens a wide ethical front because its meaning changed considerably during the last few years. LINK
Teachers perhaps need to focus on C in ICT as “communication” along with “computer”. This is a true content as “online participation” demands “online ethics” from people in online community.
Please have another Unit for Digital Citizenship
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