Share Paper: Friending and Footprints: Privacy and Ethical Issues of Facebook Use in Higher Education

  1. Vanessa Dennen, Florida State University, United States
  2. Kerry Burner, Florida State University, United States
Tuesday, October 22 10:00-10:30 AM Versailles 2

Abstract: Facebook has increasingly been used as a pedagogical tool in the higher education classroom, attractive to many instructors because of its learner-centered, social orientation. However, using Facebook to support learning also brings ethical and privacy issues to the forefront. For example, instructors and students need to consider who friends whom and what types of personal information should be shared between instructors and their students. In this article, we review the literature and explore the efficacy of using Facebook in as a learning tool in higher education, discuss the issues related to ethical use and integration of the social media tool, ...