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ERIC Number: EJ1040210
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Social Networking: Boundaries and Limits Part 1: Ethics
Aragon, Antonette; AlDoubi, Suzan; Kaminski, Karen; Anderson, Sharon K.; Isaacs, Nelda
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v58 n2 p25-31 Mar 2014
The number of educators, administrators, and institutions that utilize social networking has increased dramatically. Many have adopted social networking in order to be up-to-date and connected with their students' learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. However, this increase in the use of social networking in academia presents many potential issues. In this paper, we address the growing prevalence of social networking in education and some of the issues. Next, we use social role theory to explore some pitfalls for educators using social networking. Finally, we suggest that foundational ethical principles from the field of psychology can provide a basis for developing guiding principles for use of social networking in education.
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Language: English
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