Ethical Issues in Technology-Mediated Education

Ethical Issues in Technology-Mediated Education

John Nnaji (Department of Philosophy, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma, Spain)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 8
DOI: 10.4018/ijcee.2012040105
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Abstract

Contemporary system of education has been strongly revolutionised as a result of the current trends of facilitating learning and improving performance through creation, usage, and management of appropriate technological processes and resources. Manipulating technology in a way to use information correctly and realize information flow effectively has become a necessity. However, such necessity has been beclouded by variety of ethical issues that range from privacy, accuracy, accessibility to question of intellectual property rights. It is such ethical problems that this paper will address by analysing the impact of technology-mediated education on the transmission of socio-cultural and academic values. It also raises the issue of whether technology-mediated educational settings are conducive for academic freedom or do they undermine it?
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Educational Technology

Educational technology is the study and ethical practice of facilitating learning and improving performance by creating, using, and managing appropriate technological processes and resources. It includes, but is not limited to software, hardware, as well as internet application and activities. Other systems used in the process of developing human capability are involved. The four major objectives in the use of modern educational technologies include:

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