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Barriers to the adoption of social technologies in higher education

Morgan, Stephanie, Benson, Vladlena (2014) Barriers to the adoption of social technologies in higher education. In: Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Research Conference 2014: Inspiring future generations: embracing plurality and difference in higher education, Newport. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

The advantages of social technologies in education have been amply explored in recent research, but it is just as important to understand the drawbacks that come with the adoption of social media in learning and teaching. This paper draws on the review of literature on privacy, information security, trust, technology acceptance and other fields which help us gain an insight into why social media integration into pedagogy is slow while its proliferation into other areas is overwhelming. We report the findings of a survey of UK students on their social networking behaviour, privacy and information security concerns. Social technologies are viewed differently by the faculty, as emerged from our qualitative study of technology adoption. In order to gain a balanced insight into concerns about social media adoption in learning and teaching we present the student and instructor views. Further research directions and practical implications are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: social networking social media barriers higher education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Stephanie Morgan
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2019 15:32 UTC
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2019 15:32 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/72521 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Morgan, Stephanie: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3075-0489
Benson, Vladlena: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5940-0525
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