By reading and reflecting on the AECT Code of Ethics, I have learned many of the “ethical dilemmas” educational technologists face during their job. While completing this assignment, I began to reflect on my own experiences and began to gain a better understanding of how the code of ethics works and its importance to the field of educational technology. The AECT Code of Ethics defines a uniform set of expectations for all in the field. The Code also provides a means for reflection as educational technology continues to advance. Referring to and applying these ethics will help me as I continue my role as an educator and leader within my school.
While analyzing the Code of Ethics, I decided to reflect on the integration of technology in my school district. By looking through an “ethical” lens, I was able to reflect on the process more critically. I can now see that with great ideas and initiatives, comes great ethical considerations.