Ethical Issues

                  Ethical Issues in Technology used in Education

   Ethical it’s a discussion between the view of ethical laws and values. A significant trend in technology education has shown internationally widespread acceptance with the increasing needs of development ‘s technological literacy on both the elementary and secondary level from manual training to basic competency. More and more countries have developed their national technology standards in order to enhance students’ technological literacy.

   Over the past several years there has been a considerable amount of professional pressure, and numerous position papers expressing a need for technological ethnics in technology education. As a society experiences the trends of globalization and advanced technology, there is an increasing need to discovering what people in the technological society should understand regarding new issues of technological ethnic. For example, ethnics and ethnical decision-making have become increasingly important as technology has permeated the workplace (Hill & Womble, 1997).  In other words, to keep pace with change in society, new ethnics ha been suggested  to help advance technological literacy by highlighting the relationship among humans, the environment, and technology. 


   Many people think of plagiarism as copying another's work, or borrowing someone else's original ideas. But terms like "copying" and "borrowing" can disguise the seriousness of the offense:

   According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
to use (another's production) without crediting the source
to commit literary theft
to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source.
In other words, plagiarism is an act of fraud. It involves both stealing someone else's work and lying about it afterward.

   According to U.S. law, the answer is yes. The expression of original ideas is considered intellectual property, and is protected by copyright laws, just like original inventions. Almost all forms of expression fall under copyright protection as long as they are recorded in some way (such as a book or a computer file).

   All of the following are considered plagiarism: turning in someone else's work as your own copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit failing to put a quotation in quotation marks giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not (see our section on "fair use" rules).


     Online student have the opportunity to chearing thru this system. Students can lie and is very common to cheating in education. 70% American students in high school admit that they cheating  aproximadamenly at one test. It the course is well design it’s fifficulty the studen cheat in the assesments.

Copyright Infringement

      It ‘s a process to copyright the document of each  person to protect their documentation in the internet system. This will help the person from others to make plagiarism all the documents.


Reliability of Sources

something the we have to remember the internet program are available for all the people who have acces to internet web pages are very easy to have access and altered those confusion information that is not clear.

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    Unlike classroom-style classes, e-learning can be done at distance. The world we live in today demands that most students learn electronically. The hardware needs to be appropriate, using the internet, intranet, or networking connection. It can also be accomplished with several media alone or combined. Mobile, wireless, text, video, animation, are some of the most used by people today. Most of the users agree in that, it is a better way to learn. This could be because it is very convenient, nowadays one can be just about anywhere in the world and be able to log in. Students with disabilities, for example get the benefit of this new way of learning. One problem though can be the validity of such programs. One has to be careful choosing the actual “virtual campus”. One has to stay away from universities, colleges without a physical campus.. People working for themselves or big, small companies also get to learn this way, and they do not even have to go to the office. This new technology moves at the speed of light, I am one of the many that is trying to catch up with it, God help me.


   E- Tutoring is pretty much like e-learning, with the difference that capacitated tutors do the teaching. They need to be well prepared on the technical side just in case there is a break down. It can also be done at a distance and different time’s zones. For example if my tutor needs to go to Peking for a month we can easily stay in touch. I just may have to be awake at two or three in the morning or vice versa, depending on the assignment and or availability of the tutor for the day. In this type of connection a computer linked to the internet would be best. It can also be done with wireless mobile artifacts, but given the distance one needs to be sure. This is only for precaution and not that computers can be 100% reliable all of the time either. They can either break down or “crash” or the World Wide Web can also malfunction.

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NCLB:ESEA 2001. Enhancing Education Through Technology Act 2001 

 The Elementary and Secondary Education Act became a law back in 1965. Congress had in mind the poor, disadvantaged students. The bill was to help improve education at all levels fromK-12. They agreed to revise and evaluate the law every five to six years. In order to keep funds necessary to continue with the program. They demanded higher standards, making accountable schools districts all over the United States. They wanted to see improvements in the education; otherwise they could cut the funding to such a programs. The latest reauthorization was made in 2001, it also was renamed: No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). President George W. Bush signed the new bill, in January 23th 2001. The U. S. Department of Education emphasized four major points with this new bill.
Accountability: To ensure that the targeted students achieved academic excellence.
Flexibility: Let schools districts manage the money allowed in the best possible way to keep the improvement in the education of such students.
Research Based Education: Continue to use and practice educational programs that have been proven successful scientifically.
Parent options: More choices for the parents of students going to Title I schools.
This new bill has many more people in the education system against it, than they are
supporting it. The goals they said are mostly to high, too soon to be achieve.

National Education Technology Plan 2005-2007

    The U. S. Department of Education has been active and moved to update, the technology plan of 2004. With this new Plan of 2005-2007 the Department stated that all fifty states keep moving forward and put to work this new updated plan. The whole nation must put in march a National Education Technology Plan. Plan that will help educate students in the many aspects of technology. This NETP has been designed to help inspire and provoke technology driven renovation. Schools all over the U. S. need to a look at students who excel at science and math, what these student’s aptitudes really are, and to teach them accordingly. To put together the connections made with the Internet, technology, and the teachers trained to help them master the new technological equipment brought into the schools at a great expense.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The State of Illinois Technology Plan –Digital Age Learning was approved in November 2002, and is a plan that is to be implemented for five years. This Plan intention is to bring together technology in the 21st century with the skills of the students of Illinois. This plan has a budget of 21.2 million dollars per year. The Illinois State Board Of education (ISBE), has made the attempt with this not so well funded plan to renovate the drive to its technology programs. The Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) an affiliated to the International Society for Technology in Education made recommendations to help change the funding, with no clear positive advancement on it.

 Technology has been enhancing education, although there are many people who say that the HAVES are moving ahead of the HAVE NOTS. This is a topic that has been discussed by many scholars. I found an essay that touches in the very cord of this technology and education matter. It was written by David Blacker of the Illinois State University.
The Title is: Philosophy of Technology and Education: An Invitation to Inquiry.

 Instrumentalism is anti-technology insofar as it considers present usage to be overwhelmingly driven by morally suspect motives; technology is problematic, but only as it is currently employed. Technology’s liberatory potential awaits societal change, usually of fairly major proportions. Most anti-technology instrumentalism in education is Marxist in provenance and takes the form of socio-political critique. Following Andrew Feenberg’s philosophical statement of this general position, it might be called a “critical theory of technology” (CTT).
CTT typically regards all other views of technology as so many smokescreens behind which certain social groups, usually identified as the patriarchy, the capitalists, or some other cultural elite, advance their agendas of domination. A focus on the tools themselves aids in maintaining privilege by deflecting critical scrutiny away from the real motive forces of society, the economy and those who control it.