(00:44-03:57) Acceptable Use
(03:58-07:03) Responsible Use
(07:04-08:51) Comparing AU & RU
COsN Handbook: Rethinking Acceptable Use Policies to Enable Digital Learning
This is a fantastic resource from COSN that explains the difference between acceptable use and responsible use: Rethinking acceptable use policies to enable digital learning. This handbook demonstrates why so many districts are moving away from acceptable use policies toward responsible use policies. A responsible use policy opens up more filters, treats technology use as a privilege and places responsibility on teachers and students. This is critical in a BYOD environment where you are unable to fully control student devices or in a system that allows personal mobile devices.
South Vermillion Community School Responsible Use Policy
This is an example of one school district's comprehensive example of a RUP. If you review this document side by side with the Keene School District Acceptable Use Policy below, you will note the differences outlined in the COsN Handbook.
Keene School District Acceptable Use Policy
This is an example of one school district's comprehensive example of a AUP. If you review this document side by side with the South Vermillion Community School Responsible Use Policy Above, you will note the differences outlined in the COsN Handbook.