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How do we ensure that technology-enhanced learning is practical, effective and ethical?
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'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?

'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy? | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
If you’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solution
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We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect - ICT Works

We Must Be Accountable for the Data We Collect - ICT Works | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Data is the new gold. How are we respecting the people we collect it from? What can we do better to protect privacy and improve development outcomes?

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The struggle against Internet overload is real | The Daily Dot

The struggle against Internet overload is real | The Daily Dot | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Just how much is too much?
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The 'internet of things' is sending us back to the Middle Ages

The 'internet of things' is sending us back to the Middle Ages | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The companies that make our digital devices think – and act – like they still own them, even after we've bought them. Are we becoming digital serfs?
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Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students in the sparsely populated plains west of Fargo.

Her name is Kayla Delzer. Her third graders adore her. She teaches them to post daily on the class Twitter and Instagram accounts she set up. She remodeled her classroom based on Starbucks. And she uses apps like Seesaw, a student portfolio platform where teachers and parents may view and comment on a child’s schoolwork.

Ms. Delzer also has a second calling. She is a schoolteacher with her own brand, Top Dog Teaching. Education start-ups like Seesaw give her their premium classroom technology as well as swag like T-shirts or freebies for the teachers who attend her workshops. She agrees to use their products in her classroom and give the companies feedback. And she recommends their wares to thousands of teachers who follow her on social media.

“I will embed it in my brand every day,” Ms. Delzer said of Seesaw. “I get to make it better.”

Ms. Delzer is a member of a growing tribe of teacher influencers, many of whom promote classroom technology. They attract notice through their blogs, social media accounts and conference talks. And they are cultivated not only by start-ups like Seesaw, but by giants like Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft, to influence which tools are used to teach American schoolchildren.

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How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence

How Tech Giants Are Devising Real Ethics for Artificial Intelligence | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Four people involved in the creation of an industry partnership say its intent will be clear: to ensure that A.I. research is focused on things that will benefit people, not hurt them.
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The Ethics of Computing

The Ethics of Computing | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
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Google says Isis must be locked out of the open web

Google says Isis must be locked out of the open web | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Search company’s head of ideas sees short term wins against non-tech-savvy organisation, but says stifling group’s propaganda must not be neglected
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Surprised that Syrian refugees have smartphones? Sorry to break this to you, but you're an idiot

Surprised that Syrian refugees have smartphones? Sorry to break this to you, but you're an idiot | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“Hey, those people fleeing war in Syria aren’t poor at all! Look, they all have smartphones!” is one increasingly tedious complaint that has been bubbling away on social media recently.
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Students under surveillance

Students under surveillance | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
A week after students begin their distance learning courses at the UK’s Open University this October, a computer program will have predicted their final grade. An algorithm monitoring how much the new recruits have read of their online textbooks,
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Native American activist to sue Facebook over site's 'real name' policy

Native American activist to sue Facebook over site's 'real name' policy | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Dana Lone Hill to bring class action lawsuit against policy that has provoked ire from groups who want their identities protected online
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MIT sexual harassment case raises new MOOC issues

MIT sexual harassment case raises new MOOC issues | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Experts say a Massachusetts Institute of Technology sexual harassment case involving a MOOC instructor and online students is unprecedented.
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Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning.

Social responsibility, global development, and the future of learning. | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The future of education and international development: Egon Zehnder brought together Save the Children Chief Executive Jasmine Whitbread and educational scientist Sugata Mitra to talk about the need to develop a new paradigm for global development – one that puts a premium on sharing knowledge, building partnerships, and collaboration across sectors.

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The last two chapters of Banks brings additional insight to global identity awareness.

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Going beyond the limits of current models of capitalism for sustainability gains seems sensible

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'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia

'Our minds can be hijacked': the tech insiders who fear a smartphone dystopia | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The Google, Apple and Facebook workers who helped make technology so addictive are disconnecting themselves from the internet. Paul Lewis reports on the Silicon Valley refuseniks who worry the race for human attention has created a world of perpetual distraction that could ultimately end in disaster
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Google’s DeepMind Launches Ethics Group to Steer AI

Google’s DeepMind Launches Ethics Group to Steer AI | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The company responsible for AlphaGo—the first AI program to defeat a grandmaster at Go—has launched an ethics group to oversee the responsible development of artificial intelligence. It’s a smooth PR move given recent concerns about super-smart technology, but Google, who owns DeepMind, will need to support and listen to its new group if it truly wants to build safe AI.
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Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’

Max Tegmark: ‘Machines taking control doesn’t have to be a bad thing’ | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The artificial intelligence expert’s new book, Life 3.0, urges us to act now to decide our future, rather than risk it being decided for us
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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

Predictive Analytics in Higher Education | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Using data ethically is complex, and no magic formula exists. This ethical framework is meant to start conversations on campus.
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New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn

New computers could delete thoughts without your knowledge, experts warn | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
“Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind,” wrote the playwright John Milton in 1634. But, nearly 400 years later, technological advances in machines that can read our thoughts mean the privacy of our brain is under threat. Now two biomedical ethicists are calling for the creation of new human rights laws to ensure people are protected, including “the right to cognitive liberty” and “the right to mental integrity”.
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3quarksdaily: Facebook's responsibilities to research subjects

3quarksdaily: Facebook's responsibilities to research subjects | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
An Eclectic Digest of Science, Art and Literature
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The one-armed robot that will look after me until I die

The one-armed robot that will look after me until I die | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The game is simple, designed for a child and intended to teach users about diet and diabetes. I sit opposite Charlie, my diminutive fellow player. Between us is a touch screen. Our task is to identify which of a dozen various foodstuffs are high or low in carbohydrate. By dragging the images we can sort them into the appropriate groups.  
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Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment

Women’s Rights Online: Translating Access into Empowerment | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
New research by the Web Foundation shows that the dramatic spread of mobile phones is not enough to get women online, or to achieve empowerment of women through

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Digital surveillance 'worse than Orwell' says new UN privacy chief

Digital surveillance 'worse than Orwell' says new UN privacy chief | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Joseph Cannataci describes UK data protection as ‘a joke’ and says a Geneva convention for the internet is needed
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Probation officers face redundancy in plan to replace them with machines

Probation officers face redundancy in plan to replace them with machines | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Sodexo, UK’s largest operator of privatised probation services, is to use cash-machine style kiosks to enable offenders to report in without seeing an officer
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Secret Teacher: I want to be like Yoda, but I feel more like a stormtrooper

Secret Teacher: I want to be like Yoda, but I feel more like a stormtrooper | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
The strategies that management have developed to improve results at my school have stripped the joy out of teaching and left me feeling faceless and dispensable
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Blood Sport: The Ultimate in Immersive Gaming (Suspended)

Blood Sport: The Ultimate in Immersive Gaming (Suspended) | Ethical Ed Tech | Scoop.it
Blood Sport raises the stakes of gaming, by making it so when you lose blood in the game, you lose it in real life, too.
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