Ethics in Educational Technology: Towards a Framework for Ethical Decision Making in and for the Discipline
Educational Technology Research and Development Volume 64, Number 5, ISSN 1042-1629
This special issue of "ETR&D" is devoted to ethics in the broad domain of educational technology. Many ethical issues arise involving the study and use of educational technologies. A well-known issue involves the digital divide and the degree to which the introduction of new technologies is increasing the digital divide and disadvantaging some students while benefitting others. The potential of educational technologies to improve learning and instruction is generally well known. Many of the problems associated with the successful implementation of educational technologies are also generally well known. However the ethical issues involved with educational technology implementation, use and research are not well explored nor widely known. This paper provides a preliminary framework for ethical decision making with regard to educational technologies.
Spector, J.M. (2016). Ethics in Educational Technology: Towards a Framework for Ethical Decision Making in and for the Discipline. Educational Technology Research and Development, 64(5), 1003-1011.