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Friending and Footprints: Privacy and Ethical Issues of Facebook Use in Higher Education
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, , Florida State University, United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Las Vegas, NV, USA ISBN 978-1-939797-05-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Facebook has increasingly been used as a pedagogical tool in the higher education classroom, attractive to many instructors because of its learner-centered, social orientation. However, using Facebook to support learning also brings ethical and privacy issues to the forefront. For example, instructors and students need to consider who friends whom and what types of personal information should be shared between instructors and their students. In this article, we review the literature and explore the efficacy of using Facebook in as a learning tool in higher education, discuss the issues related to ethical use and integration of the social media tool, and highlight privacy concerns. We recommend the development of clear guidelines to assist faculty who wish to use Facebook as part of their teaching practice.

Citation

Dennen, V. & Burner, K. (2013). Friending and Footprints: Privacy and Ethical Issues of Facebook Use in Higher Education. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 642-648). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 15, 2019 from .

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