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120 Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education-TOJDE October 2008 ISSN 1302-6488 Volume: 9 Number: 4 Article 9 THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TECHNOLOGY AND ETHICS; FROM SOCIETY TO SCHOOLS Dr. Behiye AKCAY Istanbul University Hasan Ali Yucel Faculty of Education Istanbul, TURKEY ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to discuss the ethical issues in education in terms of teachers, students, schools, and software companies. Recent growth of the internet and Wor ld W ide Web a l lows new deve lopmen ts in the way ins truc tors transfer knowledge to their students. Technology is a new tool in education that constantly changes and o f fers new opportunities for teaching and learning. Even so, old habits are hard to change. Typically, the effects of technology are complex, hard to estimate accurately and likely to have different values for different people at different times. Its effects depend upon people’s decisions about development and use. Keywords: Ethics, technology, education, internet INTRODUCTION We start our lives learning ethics from our parents. Those early lessons stay with us for a very long time if reinforced by society. So what is ethics? It is not the same as morals. It actually describes the character of one’s profession or one’s religion of practice (Simpson, 2004). During the mid 1970s, a medical teacher and researcher Walter Maner first separated the term “computer ethics” as a branch of philosophy. During the 1980s, schools started using computers. A decade later, those computers connected to the internet. Not until November 1990 did schools’ curricula have any ethical or social applications in regards to the web. These curricula were added because of the Computer
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121 Table: 1 Impact of Technology in Terms of Ethical Issues Ethical Issues Education Impact Privacy & confidentiality Hacking/Spamming Property/Copyright Netiquette Vandalism Access Accuracy Teachers Students Administration Curriculum Economy Society This paper has three main parts: ethical issues, ethics in education and impact of technology as shown in Table: 1. ETHICAL ISSUES
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