Ethics and Educational Technology explores the creation and implementation of learning technologies through an applied ethical lens. The success of digital tools and platforms in today’s multi-faceted learning and performance contexts is dependent not only on effective design and pedagogical principles but, further, on an awareness of these technologies’ interactions with and implications for users and social systems. This first-of-its-kind book provides an evidence-based, process-oriented model for ethics in technology-driven instructional design and development, one that necessitates intentional reflective practice, a critical and theoretically informed interrogation of technology, and a participatory approach to technology design and applications. Rich with real-world ethics examples and design cases, supported by reflection questions and applied activities, and attentive to ethical codes among preeminent educational technology organizations, this is an ideal resource for students, faculty, researchers, and professionals across educational technology, instructional design, learning sciences, learning engineering, organizational training, and other disciplines.
1. The Educational Technology Problem Space 2. Professional Ethics as Reflective Practice 3. The Designer’s Presence 4. Thinking Critically about Technology 5. Socio-technical Theories for Educational Technology 6. Ethics as Design 7. Learner Diversity and Inclusive Design 8. The Ethics-in-Design Method: Integrating Ethics into Planning, Decision-Making, and Evaluation Processes 9. The Ethics-in-Design Method: Integrating Ethics into Design, Development, and Technology Selection