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Academics' virtual identities

Parker, Jan (2009). Academics' virtual identities. Teaching in Higher Education, 14(3) pp. 221–224.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13562510902757310
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Abstract

The article discusses considerations on the virtual identities and relationships created between students and teachers through Internet, such as Facebook and Web 2.0, in the academic environment. It points out the disadvantages inherent to the new wave of communications through computer technologies in which academics and students communicate virtually. It states that whether the purpose of which the technology is intended to use is purely education, students and teachers may become curious to use it in any other ways out of education which, as history tells, could damage the integrity and reputation of both communicators, failing the purpose of education.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1356-2517
Keywords: teacher-student relationships; virtual reality; virtual communities; educational technology; Web 2.0; Internet in education; distance education; computer engineering; Online identities
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16628
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2009 15:44
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:35
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16628
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