Eight key considerations for acceptable use policies

With digital technologies taking hold in classrooms across the nation, school technology leaders know they must change acceptable use policies to keep students and school networks safe, while also giving learners flexibility and access to important digital resources.

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has refreshed its acceptable use policy (AUP) guide in an effort to help technology leaders craft policies that reflect the emergence and permanence of digital technologies in students’ hands, in classrooms, and in teachers’ toolboxes.

The guide, “Rethinking Acceptable Use Policies to Enable Digital Learning: A Guide for School Districts,” was released through CoSN’s Participatory in Schools: Leadership and Policy initiative and it addresses eight important considerations.…Read More

AUPs shape Web 2.0 use, guidelines

CoSN's guidelines are a resource for district leaders rewriting Web 2.0 policies.

As educational technology transforms teaching and learning, many districts are finding that once-solid acceptable use policies (AUPs) must be updated to reflect students’ and teachers’ increasing use of Web 2.0 technologies and other digital media tools.

To that end, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released an AUP guide to help school district leaders rethink their internet use policies and how educational technology can best be used to help students get the most out of their time in school.

The new guide addresses the following questions:…Read More