The ethical dilemmas of social networking sites in classroom contexts

Auld, Glenn and Henderson, Michael 2013, The ethical dilemmas of social networking sites in classroom contexts, in The social classroom: integrating social network use in education, IGI Global, Hershey, Pa., pp.192-207.


Title The ethical dilemmas of social networking sites in classroom contexts
Author(s) Auld, Glenn
Henderson, Michael
Title of book The social classroom: integrating social network use in education
Editor(s) Mallia, Gorg
Publication date 2013
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 22
Start page 192
End page 207
Total pages 16
Publisher IGI Global
Place of Publication Hershey, Pa.
Keyword(s) ethical dilemmas
social networking
classroom contexts
Summary This chapter explores five ethical dilemmas associated with using Social Networking Sites (SNS) in classrooms. First, do we have the right to colonize or marginalize students’ out of school social networking practices in the classroom? Second, should we access students’ out of classroom virtual identities from their SNS in a classroom context? Third, should we be engaging students’ social networking in public performances of the curriculum? Fourth, are we prepared for recognising and responding to illicit activity in SNS? Fifth, do teachers understand the implications of exposing their out of school identities to their students who inhabit the same social network? The authors do not dispute that SNS in the classroom can be a rich site for learning, but they argue that the concept of ethics as a process of analyzing and respecting the other is essential if we are to responsibly engage with SNS in the classroom.
ISBN 9781466649040
9781466649057
Language eng
Field of Research 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059074

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