Harris, Lisa, Warren, Lorraine, Smith, Kelly and Carey, Charlotte (2011) Web 2.0: Privacy and Integrity in the Virtual Campus. International Journal of Cyber Ethics in Education, 1 (3). pp. 78-91. ISSN 2155-6903
Abstract

The use of Web 2.0 technologies in the classroom is becoming more widespread, as educators begin to recognise their use as effective learning and teaching tools. Web 2.0 facilitates new modes of social interaction that offer the potential to enrich university educational activities. New roles, structures and activities can be enabled, engendering new forms of creativity and increasing the availability of and extent of access to information. Yet in achieving this, such platforms shift the traditional boundaries between educators and their students, between personal and professional lives, raising issues of integrity and pedagogy in unexpected ways. This paper reflects on three personal narratives to examine some of these challenges; the authors conclude by highlighting concerns that universities need to address.

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