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A Digital Bill of Rights

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Date posted: January 23, 2013

edSurgeOver at edSurge comes word of a project to craft a “Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age.” The current version is a work in progress, with thoughts and contributions actively sought. The document currently focuses on what students should expect from others. It would be nice to detail what others should expect from students. Maybe it should be about rights, principles and responsibilities.

One of the things I like about digital citizenship, and a reason we at Cable in the Classroom support digital citizenship education, is its focus on rights and responsibilities. Any digital environment these days is not simply the construct of an adult, teacher or mentor. It is the result of a complex interplay between what the adults and the kids bring to the table. It’s participatory learning, where all learn from each other and the technology supports and enables this interaction.