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ERIC Number: EJ1120782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7069
To Post, or Not to Post, That Is the Question: Teachers Candidates' Social Networking Decisions and Professional Development Needs
Crompton, Helen; Rippard, Kelly; Sommerfeldt, Jody
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, v24 n3 p257-279 Jul 2016
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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