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Educational Technology Law

Format: World Wide Web

This graduate course aims to promote knowledge and understanding of technology law affecting educational interests in Canadian and International settings. Topics include: 1) Privacy and data protection online; 2) Lawful surveillance of teachers, students (Trojan Horses, data mining, profiling); 3) Cyber-crime and the legal challenges on the Internet and in virtual worlds; 4) School-yard assault for the cell phone camera (e.g., happy slapping on YouTube); and, 5) Social networking websites, defamation, aggressive and sexual solicitation, cyber-bullying, and third-party marketing to students (e.g., in Facebook, Twitter, Second Life, etc). Graduate students will critically evaluate legislation and case law through academic journals, media reports and court cases. Prerequisite(s): The primary clientele for this course are non-lawyers: administrators, computing educators, instructional designers, and librarians. Minimum technology competencies are listed on the Graduate Programmes website.

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