Issues of Privacy and Anonymity in a Online Education
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Westhoff, G. & Francis, D. (2003). Issues of Privacy and Anonymity in a Online Education. In C. Crawford et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2003 (pp. 335-338). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2003
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Caroline Crawford, Niki Davis, Jerry Price, Roberta Weber & Dee Anna Willis
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With the emergence of the Internet and the increased use of online courses, email, and chat rooms, the issues of privacy, anonymity and the security of personal information have evolved to a new level of importance. These issues have been discussed extensively as related to open access of online services, but have only lightly been addressed with regard to students in online courses. Online distance education courses bring into play a new set of classroom variables and factors, particularly the attitudes and expectations of distance education students who are making use of the Internet to further their education. This study sought to answer the question: What are the perceptions and expectations of students in an online course with regard to the issues of privacy and anonymity? Results indicated that the respondents shared a noncommittal attitude toward privacy and anonymity issues expressed a lack of concern for the issues.
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