The 21st century is presenting educators and students with various technologies that offer opportunities for greater learner interaction and teaching impact. As exciting as these possibilities are, these learning technologies also bring up important ethical questions, such as student privacy, safety, security, digital citizenship, parental supervision, and tech addiction. This session will therefore address the vital need for secondary educators and school administrators (grades 6-12) to have easy and flexible access to an online professional development course, which can focus on addressing highly relevant ethical concerns encountered in the learning tech revolution of today.
Accordingly, this session will present a model for a learning tech ethics course that was developed for professional development on the TalentLMS platform. This presentation will ultimately seek to elucidate the ways in which this online course can provide secondary educators and administrators with pertinent ethical principles and ethical reasoning skills that aim to support cogent ethical decision-making when utilizing technology in classrooms and schools. Therefore, the course’s instructional goals, objectives, strategies, gamification elements, and assessments will be reviewed. In the end, this presentation will highlight the TalentLMS platform’s professional development capabilities, as well as highlight the ultimate goal of this asynchronous course, which is for participants to become confident and competent “learning tech ethicists” who will be able to immediately adapt and implement this course’s ethics lessons and understandings into their professional and personal practice.
Course URL: https://21stcenturytraining.talentlms.com/