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ERIC Number: EJ856844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-9884
The Effects of Teacher Self-Disclosure via "Facebook" on Teacher Credibility
Mazer, Joseph P.; Murphy, Richard E.; Simonds, Cheri J.
Learning, Media and Technology, v34 n2 p175-183 Jun 2009
Research suggests that teachers who personalize their teaching through the use of humor, stories, enthusiasm, and self-disclosure are perceived by their students to be effective in explaining course content. This experimental study examined the effects of computer-mediated teacher self-disclosure on perceptions of teacher credibility. Participants who accessed the "Facebook" website of a teacher high in self-disclosure reported higher levels of teacher credibility than participants who viewed a low self-disclosure "Facebook" website. Implications for classroom pedagogy, technology use, and areas for future research are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A