Moral spaces in myspace: Preservice teacher’s perspectives about ethical issues in social ne

Teresa Foulger, Ann Dutton Ewbank, Adam Kay, Heather Lynn Carter, Sharon Osborn Popp

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Abstract

MySpace and Face book are innovative digital communication tools that surpass traditional means of social interaction. However, in some instances in which educators have used these tools, public reactions to them have resulted in sanctions. With the notion that additional ideas of privacy and teacher conduct are not yet defined in online worlds, the researchers developed a case- based reasoning intervention to support more informed decisions by pre service teachers. ?he case-based coursework led students to perceive a need $r more definitive guidelines about their participation in social networking spaces. ?he findings have professional development implications for educators and educational institutions that wish to harness the positive potential of social networking tools without risking professional status.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-28
Number of pages28
JournalJournal of Research on Technology in Education
Volume42
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Case- based reasoning
  • Online ethics
  • Proj5ssional development
  • Social networking
  • Teacher education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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