11 episodes

In this exclusive 10-part series, cybersafety educator and author Claudiu Popa, founder of the KnowledgeFlow Foundation invites an exceptional group of special guests to take part in grounded discussions on the promise and myth of edtech, from the original intentions to catalyze learning through technology to the privacy-invasive practices that may impact generations of students across Canada and the United States.

Packed full of cybersecurity examples, amusing anecdotes, relevant advice and intellectual ammunition, the unmissable CybersecurED series is aimed at educators, parents and administrators who truly care about maximizing the potential and safety of educational technology in the modern classroom.

Truly a show for everyone, the groundbreaking format introduced by voicEd Radio enables founder Stephen Hurley and host Claudiu Popa to break out of the constraints of live radio and become a relevant resource for future audiences, media professionals and public education decision makers.

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In this exclusive 10-part series, cybersafety educator and author Claudiu Popa, founder of the KnowledgeFlow Foundation invites an exceptional group of special guests to take part in grounded discussions on the promise and myth of edtech, from the original intentions to catalyze learning through technology to the privacy-invasive practices that may impact generations of students across Canada and the United States.

Packed full of cybersecurity examples, amusing anecdotes, relevant advice and intellectual ammunition, the unmissable CybersecurED series is aimed at educators, parents and administrators who truly care about maximizing the potential and safety of educational technology in the modern classroom.

Truly a show for everyone, the groundbreaking format introduced by voicEd Radio enables founder Stephen Hurley and host Claudiu Popa to break out of the constraints of live radio and become a relevant resource for future audiences, media professionals and public education decision makers.

    EP 10 Series Finale: Does the rush to adopt edtech impact the urgency of protecting privacy?

    EP 10 Series Finale: Does the rush to adopt edtech impact the urgency of protecting privacy?

    The relentless race to adopt education technology has only accelerated with the current crisis. In this exceptional episode, we spoke with legal and policy experts from both sides of the border and discussed some of the most important privacy questions of our time. From the need to demonstrate value out of edtech modernization, to the opportunities presented to politicians, we are at a crossroads, or perhaps an inflection point, in our adoption of responsible, privacy-protective practices in public education.

    We are joined by Valerie Steeves and Jane Bailey, from the University of Ottawa and founders of the eQuality Project; and by Chad Marlow, Senior Advocacy and Policy Counsel at the ACLU.

    • 47 min
    EP 09 How do school board IT departments maintain continuity during disruptive events?

    EP 09 How do school board IT departments maintain continuity during disruptive events?

    The COVID-19 outbreak has been a challenging test for school boards globally and IT departments have been under pressure to support teachers and families with connectivity, tools and computing resources. We spoke with special guest Gord Truffen, Superintendent of Education in charge of Information Systems at the Halton District School Board about the efforts to provide support and education under pressure and often under quarantine. Tune in for a fascinating look at the selection of secure educational tools and privacy-protective measures that take place behind the scenes, to support students and protect data.

    • 30 min
    EP 08 How can teachers and parents adopt privacy-enhancing best practices?

    EP 08 How can teachers and parents adopt privacy-enhancing best practices?

    With the proliferation of information systems and applications in the modern
    classroom, how can teachers think more clearly about the impact of education
    technology on student privacy and data collection? Special Guest Paige
    Backman, information technology lawyer and privacy expert, discusses the
    current climate of awareness in public education. Tune in for a discussion
    about the ways in which cybersafety education can go beyond a focus on
    safety and towards teaching today's digital natives to also be responsible
    digital citizens.

    • 30 min
    EP 07 How should school boards select distance learning tools that protect student privacy?

    EP 07 How should school boards select distance learning tools that protect student privacy?

    The Ministry of Education, school boards and the schools themselves are responsible for the use of learning management systems that enforce responsible collection, use and disposal of student information. How can parents, educators and school boards up their game to meet the challenges and opportunities of cloud-based technology?
    In this exciting episode, special Guest David Fraser, veteran privacy and technology lawyer discusses the fine balance between making technology available to kids and enforcing strict constraints upon its use to avoid data breaches and security incidents.

    • 41 min
    EP 06 - Special Pandemic Edition: Transforming Education Under Pressure

    EP 06 - Special Pandemic Edition: Transforming Education Under Pressure

    Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. Claudiu Popa and Stephen Hurley are joined by three education experts to discuss the rapid changes occurring in the education sector, risks and opportunities of forced transformation during a crisis and what resources and solutions are available for educators, administrators and families during the pandemic and beyond. Join us for this special call-in edition of the CyberSecurED Podcast with extraordinary guests Stephen Abouldahab, Diana Barbosa and Timothy King. Your questions will be answered live during the call-in portion of the show.

    • 45 min
    Ep 05 Is provincial privacy Legislation up to the task of protecting students and families?

    Ep 05 Is provincial privacy Legislation up to the task of protecting students and families?

    On Episode 5 of the CyberSecurED Podcast we speak with Dr.Ann Cavoukian about student data protection, provincial privacy legislation and the authority of Privacy Commissioners to protect families from data abuses. Dr. Cavoukian served for an unprecedented three terms as Privacy Commissioner of Ontario during which time she introduced Privacy by Design and Stop Bullying (by Design), among numerous privacy initiatives.

    • 19 min

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