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Exploring Pre-service Teachers’ Awareness on Using Social Networking Sites: Are they ready for digital citizenship?
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, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Denver, Colorado, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-95-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Undergraduate students have been widely-adopted Social Networking Sites (SNSs) such as Facebook. Some issues were discussed among users concerning the users’ netiquette. For users like pre-service teachers who may or may not use SNSs for their communication tools in near future, however, there is a need for teacher education institutes to prepare their digital citizenship. This study examined three hundred and seventy seven pre-service teachers of the awareness of SNSs communication behaviors. Quantitative data indicated that the number of network friends was the most significant factors effects to SNSs communication behaviors and awareness. Qualitative data from the open-ended question revealed the need to revise the ED-TECH course for pre-service teachers to have more deep understanding on digital citizenship.

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Suwannatthachote, P. (2012). Exploring Pre-service Teachers’ Awareness on Using Social Networking Sites: Are they ready for digital citizenship?. In T. Amiel & B. Wilson (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2012--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2594-2600). Denver, Colorado, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 23, 2019 from .

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