Artifact Introduction: During our second week in Introduction to Educational Technology class, we were to research a real-life scenario about professional ethics in Educational Technology and compose a paper about the scenario, it’s applicability to certain Codes of Professional Ethics, and a reflection on how we would resolve the scenario to ensure it complies. I chose to write about a scenario that I was involved in during the last academic school year.
Reflection of Learning: I learned that it is not possible to truly teach or facilitate Educational Technology within a classroom without following the standards written in the AECT Code of Professional Ethics. Therefore, in order to teach technology to students, there is a direct moral responsibility to comply with these standards. I also reflected upon the large role that the institution for which educators teach plays in the ability to abide by these standards. How, it is necessary for all educational institutions to develop an awareness and furthermore, begin putting the AECT Code of Professional Ethics into play when making overarching decisions for an educational population. This assignment provided the opportunity for me to truly delve into and become familiar with the Code Professional of Ethics and find their applicability and importance of their role in my life as an educator.This was a great opportunity to read, reflect, and apply the Code of Professional Ethics.