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An Instructional Module for Protecting Privacy on Social Networking Sites

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Title: An Instructional Module for Protecting Privacy on Social Networking Sites
Authors: Inake, Rachael
Advisor: Lin, Grace
Keywords: online privacy
social networking sites
instructional module
LC Subject Headings: Social networks
Privacy
College Students
Issue Date: 29 Apr 2009
Publisher: Department of Educational Technology, Univeristy of Hawaii
Citation: Inake, R. (2009, April 14). An instructional module for protecting privacy on social networking sites. PowerPoint presented at the 14th Annual Technology, Colleges, and Community Worldwide Online Conference.
Abstract: Many college students are misled into making uninformed choices
about what to disclose online and avoid taking the necessary precautions to
protect their privacy on social networking sites. This study was aimed at
developing and evaluating a multimedia, Web-based, instructional module to
educate college students about protecting privacy on social networking sites. The
module covered privacy, threats to one’s privacy, and ways to protect oneself on
social networking sites. It was hoped that students would also gain awareness for
protecting their privacy in all online activities. A formative evaluation was
conducted with a small group of 19 college students. Improvements in
participants’ pre- and post-test scores indicated that the instructional module was
successful in educating the students about protecting privacy on social
networking sites. Additionally, survey results showed that the participants felt
that they increased their knowledge about protecting privacy on social
networking sites and took a positive liking to the module. While the module
proved to be successful in educating college students about protecting privacy,
the researcher concluded that a different instructional approach may be even
more effective in teaching how to protect privacy.
Description: This paper was done in partial fulfillment of a Master's Degree in Education - Educational Technology (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Also, this project was presented at the TCC 2009 Worldwide Online Conference.
Pages/Duration: 10 pages
URI/DOI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7973
Appears in Collections:ETEC 690, Spring 2009



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