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The ethical dilemmas of social networking services in classroom contexts

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Glenn AuldGlenn Auld, M Henderson
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.

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Title of book

The social classroom : integrating social network use in education

Chapter number

10

Pagination

192 - 207

Publisher

IGI Global

Place of publication

Hershey, Pa.

ISBN-13

9781466649057

ISBN-10

1466649054

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2014, IGI Global

Extent

22

Editor/Contributor(s)

G Mallia

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