Computer and Internet Ethics and Cyberlaw will review the current issues and legislation in computer ethics and cyberlaw. Copright, fair use, legal implications and Acceptable Use Plans will be explored. The course will also cover Internet Safety and Child Safety on the Internet including the ability to evaluate the validity of Internet Resources. Through-out the course, you will be working towards developing strategies to protect your students while using the Internet.

This is a two unit online course. Each unit is equivalent to 12 hours of study. Consequently two units equals 24 hours of study time. Students will have five weeks to complete this course.

Your final project will be to develop a plan to bring Internet Safety into your curriculum. You will use all the resources and knowledge you gain during the course to complete this project. Be sure to complete the Assignment section of each module as you will be building on this knowledge to complete the final project.


Learners will:

  • Analyze Acceptable Use Plans and determine how best to help your students and their parents undersand their District's Acceptable Use Plan
  • Be Knowledgeable of current copyright and fair use laws and know how this affects classroom use of technology
  • Protect your students from Internet Dangers
  • Understand Child Safety and the Internet
  • Determine the Validity of Internet Resources
  • Develop strategies to protect your students while using the Internet

  This course consists of two one unit segments, both of which must be enrolled in concurrently. Over the five week period allotted for the course, you should plan on spending a total of 24 hours covering the material and developing your project. Your course participation and project will be assessed using this rubric.

  Online classes are wonderful because they are truly "anytime/anywhere," but this requires some careful planning and commitment. Just like a face to face class, you should put this class on your calendar and try to stick to a routine or schedule. The class is "asynchronous" meaning that everyone does not have to be logged in at the same time, so you can determine your own schedule--the one that works best for you. A recommendation would be that you plan to participate in the course five times each week for approximately an hour at a time. Look at your calendar and determine which 4-5 hours a week works best for you, and keep to your schedule just as you would if you were attending a face to face class.