IT595 Week 11

Topic: Instructional Technology Ethics and Digital Citizenship

  • Yeaman, Eastmond, Napper (2008) in Januszewski & Molenda Ch. 11--Skim most, Read 283-290 (stop at Historical Background) and 295-299 (Start at Code of Ethics section and stop at Reconceptualization)
  • Smaldino, Donaldson, Herring, (2011) in Reiser & Dempsey (Eds) Ch. 35

The goal of this week is for all participants is to become with familiar ethical and professional issues related to instructional/educational technology. Then identify how your understanding of ethics and professional conduct in the field will shape your future actions as members in the field.


  • Next week Week 12 is Participant Work Week there is no official class meeting. The week after that is Thanksgiving. Our next course meeting Week 13 is on 11/29, which is the final day of class and you will be showcasing your portfolio/literature review.

Asynchronous Activities on your own with some Blackboard Reporting Due Prior to Synchronous Class Meeting on 11/8

Due: Your post is due 11/5 at 7pm and your comments to other participants are due 11/07 at 7pm.
  1. Discussion on ethics and legal issues: Visit sites from at least 3 different topic areas listed on the Week 11 Links Page. Then identify how each topic you investigated is an ethical and/or legal issue. When appropriate discuss how each issue relate to readings you engaged for this week.

  2. Discussion on professional conduct: Based on what you read this week in readings and the previous asynchronous activity, what does professional conduct mean to you now? What are your responsibilities at work/ future work as a professional? How can you contribute to ensure that your organization, school, or unit engages in designated services in a professionally responsible manner?

  3. Post comments to your assigned peers--Rotation C
    • Read posts of your assigned peers for all of the above discussions and provide your comments by 11/07 at 7pm. Your assigned peers are posted in Blackboard, follow Rotation C. Note, you are welcomed to provide comments to participants other than your assigned peers.

Synchronous Activities on 11/8 During Class Hours on Blackboard Collaborate

Discussion Material


  1. Logistical check in
  2. Instructor Presentation
  3. Breakout Room Discussions (Activity Description)
  4.  Whole Class Discussions



    1.    Individual check in with instructor as needed and individual work time for class.

Last Updated November 8, 2012