To Post, or Not to Post, that is the Question: Pre-Service Teachers’ Social Networking Decisions and Professional Development Needs
Helen Crompton, Kelly Rippard, Jody Sommerfeldt, Old Dominion University, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 24, Number 3, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
This rise in the use of social networks presents new ethical, legal, and professional challenges for educators. Pre-service teachers need professional development to be cognizant of the content they are posting to personal social networks. The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to develop professional development guidelines to help pre-service teachers avoid common errors and misconceptions when using online social networks. A survey was completed by 121 pre-service teachers, which required them to decide what is appropriate to post to their own social networks. The findings show that pre-service teachers were unsure what images and text were appropriate to post. Based on the findings, the researchers provide eight professional development guidelines.
Crompton, H., Rippard, K. & Sommerfeldt, J. (2016). To Post, or Not to Post, that is the Question: Pre-Service Teachers’ Social Networking Decisions and Professional Development Needs. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24(3), 257-279. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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