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The Impact of Online Social Networking on Teachers Nicki Gemmell
Online Social Networking Web based Gather and maintain a group of friends, fans and followers Start with a real life friendship, shared interest, view, occupation or activity Increase friend count by forging new links with friends of friends (boyd and Ellison, 2007) (Breslin, Passant and Decker, 2009)
Literature Review 1 Breslin, J. G., Passant, A., & Decker, S. (2009). The social semantic web. Heidelberg: Springer. Book: Unitec Library Explains the concepts and technology Describes the links between people and the objects Historical perspective >> current ideas >>future concepts Connection between the human networks and the machine readable data – can computers make connections between people?
Literature Review 2 Foulger, T. S., Ewbank, A. D., Popp, S. O., & Carter, H. L. (2009). Moral Spaces in MySpace : Preservice Teachers ’ Perspectives about Ethical Issues in Social Networking. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 42(1), Journal: International Society for Technology in Education Research developed after recognised problem Identifies the ethical issues >> policies to support users Student teachers are always young teachers? Are young teachers the only ones that need guidance?
Literature Review 3 Greenhow, C., Robelia, B., & Hughes, J. E. (2009). Learning, Teaching, and Scholarship in a Digital Age: Web 2.0 and Classroom Research: What Path Should We Take Now? Educational Researcher, 38(4), doi: / X Journal: Unitec Library Database Social scholarship Creation of educator networks – Facebook groups, LinkedIn, Ning, Second Life If students are using participatory media then shouldn’t their teachers also? Is this all just a fad?
Historical Perspective Social networks are not a new concept – even online Usenet news groups and some bulletin boards predate WWW Teachers have mixed responses to new technologies (Cuban, 1986, 2001)
Personal Use Persistance of information (Veigas, 2005) Personal / professional divide (Foulger, Ewbank, Popp, & Carter, 2009) Right to use Ministry of Education subsidised equipment for personal use Privacy (Veigas, 2005) Ethics of “friending” students (Foulger, et al, 2009) Identity management
Professional Use Useful teaching tools - Sharing ideas, content, resources (Parker and Chao, 2007) (Greenhow, Robelia, B & Hughes, 2009) Conferences - Online eg: - Backchannel eg: Personal Learning Networks -Wikispaces and Nings for educators eg: -Twitter lists -Facebook groups and fan pages Professional associations eg: Mentoring (Schwartz, 2009)
To Think About... Social Network as a mentoring platform? (Schwartz, 2009) Is the crowd always wise? (Lanier, 2010) View of privacy (Veigas, 2005) Validity of “organizing without organizations” ie flashmobs, Iran protests. (Shirkey, 2008) Who owns your status updates? (Raymond, 2010) Issues around intellectual property, copyright, attribution
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