Academics' virtual identities

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



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.

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