Esther Moon Received an SFIS Travel Award to Present at the Partnership for Progress on the Digital Divide 2017 International Conference, 24-26 May 2017. She will be hosting a session on “The Ethical Responsibility of School Districts to Create Digital Citizenship Curriculum to Close Digital Knowledge Gaps and Reduce Digital Risks”, next week in San Diego.
Internet-enabled technology adoption gives students and teachers full access to information available on the internet and produces a digital knowledge gap about the appropriate use of devices and data. It exposes teachers and students to digital risk, which places the ethical obligation of teaching digital scholarship onto the school district. To understand how this knowledge gap occurs and why a school district is obligated to teach digital scholarship, we need to recognize digital risk and understand its impacts on teachers and students. In this presentation, Esther identifies these risks, suggests a requirement to teach students about risk topics through a curriculum centered around Digital Citizenship and describes nine elements of Digital Citizenship needed to teach students digital scholarship, thereby closing the digital knowledge gap and reducing digital risk.
Esther Moon is working in an internship with the Gilbert Public School District Technology Department this summer, on a technology instruction initative designed to address digital literacy. The digital literacy project is necessary to address a knowledge gap among K-12 school-aged students regarding appropriate use of digital devices and digital data. The project will address digital risk issues that students are exposed to due to the integration and transformation of educational learning methods to a digital environment. She will be researching digital literacy topics such as authenticating photos and videos, identifying credible news and academic resources for student research and will create a digital literacy curriculum within the districts digital curriculum platform Ogment, intended for launch in 2018.
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Andrew Maynard was quoted in the Many Worlds column, on Planetary Protection is a “Wicked” Problem. He discusses the “wicked problem” as a complexity of issues and player involvement that affects assessing and weighing the risks of bringing Earth life to other bodies versus the benefits of potentially sending out more missions, more often and more cheaply.
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Eric Kennedy was awarded a Graduate College Completion Fellowship, which serves to support advanced graduate students through their final year of dissertation research and writing.
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Diane Bowman is Giving A Presentation at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, New Tools for Science Policy on Tuesday, May 9th on what are the legal and regulatory implications for automated vehicle technologies and driverless cars.
Eric Kennedy has a new project, Wildfire Policy, whose aim is to Study policy and institutional approaches to reducing wildfire risk.
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Diana Bowman has a new project, How do Expectations Shape Testing in Healthcare? This project aims to understand the sociocultural processes underpinning optimism for the use of testing technologies in healthcare in Australia.
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Andrew’s article, “You Marched for Science, Now What?” gives five resources to help improve your science communication skills.
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Radiation dose is measured in Sieverts. But what is a Sievert, and what does it tell us about risk?
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