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Privacy Issues vs. Pedagogical Benefits in Cloud Computing Implementation PROCEEDINGS

, , , , University of Victoria, Canada

EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Canadians are deeply immersed in social networking, with 60% of online Canadians being members of a social networking service. Accompanying the adoption of social media have been alarms that student data on these networks, if shared outside of Canada, could be disseminated to unknown third-parties. Broad worries about such data dissemination were significant drivers of current BC privacy legislation, which is popularly seen as precluding the use of social networking for educational purposes in BC. In this paper we examine the implications of this legislation for education in BC. We use an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating social learning theory and comparative policy analysis, to understand the value of social media and the motivations for advancing - or inhibiting - its use in BC settings. We conclude by proposing recommendations and identifying political steps to let BC residents use the same tools they use in their personal lives for educational purposes.

Citation

Irvine, V., Parsons, C., Bailey, A. & Richards, L. (2013). Privacy Issues vs. Pedagogical Benefits in Cloud Computing Implementation. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 622-625). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 20, 2017 from .