Ethical Dimensions of Educational Technology

Many of us are integrating educational technology into our teaching, but how many of us are discussing the ethical issues that come along with those technologies? This online workshop will discuss institutional policy, privacy, social justice, accessibility, and personal risk, when it comes to educational technology, and help you develop strategies for being creative and innovative while keeping these issues in mind.

Welcome to the online component for the Ethical Dimensions of Educational Technologies workshop.

By the end of the online and face-to-face components of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Identify the main ethical issues facing educational institutions, as well as faculty and students, regarding use of educational technology for teaching and learning.
  • Identify institutional policies covering use of educational technology at Camosun, and what gaps there may be in said policies.
  • Implement at least one strategy for addressing an ethical issue related to educational technology in your own situation (teaching or otherwise).

To maximize collaboration and discussion in the face-to-face session on May 22nd, we are asking that you take some time between now and then to complete a few online activities: reading two online articles, watching/listening to three online media pieces, and reflecting on three questions.

If you have any questions, concerns, or technical issues when working through these materials, contact Emily Schudel at

And now, here is your homework!  We look forward to seeing you on May 22nd!

1. Reflect on the following three questions, and come prepared to discuss your answers with your fellow participants:

  • What one thing stood out for you from the readings and media pieces you will be reviewing?
  • What one question do you have regarding ethical issues for your own use of educational technology?
  • What do you know about Camosun’s policies around the use of online technology to support teaching and learning?

2. Read the following two articles

3. Watch/listen to the three media pieces embedded below

Reflections on Online Safety


Surveillance Capital (privacy, agency, access)



(The above videos can also be found at: