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Ethical Concerns about the Adoption of Online Educational Resources

students facing computer screens

students facing computer screens

Ethics and Edtech

Irina Raicu

This week, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Education announced that they plan to co-host a December workshop focused on privacy issues related to education technology. While that is a key topic, the ethical questions related to the adoption and deployment of edtech in classrooms go beyond those related to privacy. In a new article, Yael Kidron, director of the Character Education program at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, addresses some of those questions:

"The Mixed Blessings of Free Online Educational Resources"

If you are a teacher or a parent dealing with such considerations (or their outcomes), we would love to hear from you, whether in the comments or via email.

Photo by the Department of Education, cropped, used under a Creative Commons license.

Oct 6, 2017

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