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ERIC Number: ED459531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 142
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-88364-247-6
Legal Issues & Education Technology: A School Leader's Guide. An ITTE Technology Leadership Network Special Report. Second Edition.
Darden, Edwin C., Ed.
This book is intended to help school leaders achieve a workable balance that allows schools to take advantage of the educational and administrative benefits of digital technologies while protecting the district from disruptive and expensive litigation. Chapter 1, "Student Learning and the Law of School Technology," focuses on developing policies and practices for regulating student use of e-mail, the Internet, and the World Wide Web. Chapter 2, "Administrative Issues in School Technology," addresses school-district liabilities in areas such as sexual harassment and universal access for persons with disabilities. Chapter 3, "Legal Considerations in Regulating Employee Use of School Technology," addresses several issues related to staff access to computers, such as personal use and privacy, and First Amendment concerns. Chapter 4, "Copyright Law," reviews fundamental principles of copyright law that educators are likely to encounter when dealing with digital technologies. Each chapter concludes with a resource list. Eight appendices contain questions to consider regarding the effects of technology on behavior, annotated sample policies on employee computer use, fair-use guidelines, a sample letter requesting permission to use print materials, and guidelines for uses of music and off-air recordings of broadcast programming for educational purposes. A glossary of technology terms concludes the book. (RT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.
Note: For the first edition, see ED 444 226.