As a former computer technology teacher, I chose to use an experience that involved students using other students’ files as their own. Cheating and plagiarizing has been a common trend throughout the years in education and even though technology has evolved, issues still occur. By examining the AECT Code of Professional Ethics, I was able to realize that there are several underlying issues that occur in such a situation. In addition, this paper made me ask the question: how do we expect teachers to do what is ethical, if they may not have been given the proper guidelines to know what is expected? We can only achieve this by educating staff and giving them the necessary resources (AECT Code) in order for them to follow through as ethical professionals.
To read my analysis on the situation I have experienced, please read my paper Promoting Professional Ethics in Educational Technology.