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rights, this illegal access is ongoing. People argue that these products such as movie DVD’s and music CD’s cost too much. Still, it shouldn’t matter if we can look at the issue from an ethical perspective. Even though technology is a big part of our education system, there is an ongoing debate about who owns online educational materials, professors or the university. Since all the information is stored on the university database, its copyright belongs to the university. However, some faculty may argue that it’s their own product of information and the copyright should be theirs. Another debate is that the on-line version of a course may reduce the value of the faculty. So the question is, should the faculty focus on increasing their value to the university, or continue to teach accordance with the new face of educational innovation in order to improve students’ critical thinking (Peace & Hartzel, 2002). Netiquette One of the main purposes of the internet is to serve as a communication tool. All chat rooms provide easy and cheap access to find friends or just to post ideas about anything. However, this does not give people the right to send offensive pictures or messages to anybody. We know that with today’s technology, it is easy to access anybody’s messages. By keeping this in mind, students may be less likely to write something or send pictures offensive to others that they will regret later on. Vandalism Protecting the computers and network while using technology is very important in school settings, for everybody uses these tools. Everybody should be responsible for protecting technological instruments. Teachers should teach students careful use of equipment, resources and facilities. In November 2004, the University of Iowa Department of Psychology had to deal with vandalism. A group of people who called themselves advocates of animal rights destroyed many research materials, and computers and removed more than 400 animals from the Spence Laboratories. This act of vandalism cost the university thousands of dollars, which had to be paid from students’ tuition.
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123 Access Technology should not primarily be used as a tool to reward students who finish their class work the fastest; instead it should be utilized as an opportunity for all students to engage in its interactive uses. In the internet environment, there are so many inappropriate places students can access. The Children’s Internet Protection Act requires public schools and libraries to take steps to prevent minors from accessing certain materials on cyberspace. Many filtering systems protect children from these inappropriate websites. The purpose of filtering software is to create a secure environment in which children interact online in a safe, educational, and entertaining context. Internet filters enable parents/teachers to block inappropriate sites or restrict access at certain times of day.
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