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Educational Technology Outreach (ETO) program hosts
Fifth Annual "C3" Conference, Oct. 5-7

Cyberethics, Cybersafety and Cybersecurity to be discussed during conference
sponsored by College of Education and University of Maryland Libraries

COLLEGE PARK, MD (September 2006) C3-Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity-Implications for the Professional Community is the 2006 moniker for the fifth annual conference hosted by the College of Education's Educational Technology Outreach (ETO) program. Sponsored by the College and the University of Maryland Libraries, the core mission of the Oct. 5-7 conference is to inform the educational community about the ethical, legal, safety, and security implications of technology use in the K-16 setting. Special emphasis will be placed this year on cyberethics and academic integrity.

Maryland's First Lady Kendel Ehrlich., will deliver the welcoming remarks and discuss the National iKeepSafe Coalition Initiative. Keynote speakers include, Dr. Don McCabe, founding past president of the Center for Academic Integrity, and Ron Teixeira, executive director of National Cyber Security Alliance. Other sessions will feature speakers from Homeland Security, National Cyber Security Alliance, Federal Trade Commission, Maryland's Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce, C3 Institute, National Security Agency, iSAFE, NetsSmartz, iKeepSafe, and The Socrates Institute.

Conference topics will explore such cyber issues as copyright infringement, plagiarism and electronic cheating, academic integrity and character education, cyberbullying, effective cybersecurity practices, safe online practices, social networking sites, curriculum resources, viruses, hoaxes and backing up systems, anti-virus protections, spam control and curriculum, and tools for security training and awareness.

"Social networking sites and the problems of sexual predators have resulted in an increased focus on education for students, parents and educators on cyberawareness and security," said Davina Pruitt-Mentle, ETO director "Additionally, evolving problems with plagiarism at all levels of education highlight how 21st century technology has changed the way we view and implement academic integrity policies. This conference will help arm attendees with the tools they need to fight these evolving problems."

The $95 fee covers registration for the pre-conference workshops as well as the conference, key note luncheons, materials, and the conference CD. Register on-line at: www.edtechoutreach.umd.edu/C32006/index.html. Workshops will be held at the College of Education, Benjamin Building; conference sessions take place at the Stamp Student Union. For further information, contact Davina Pruitt-Mentle at 301.405.8202 or email dpruitt@umd.edu.

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