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Students’ perception of privacy risks in using social networking sites for learning: a study of Uganda Christian University

Otto, F., Badrul, N. A., Williams, S. and Lundqvist, K. Ø. (2016) Students’ perception of privacy risks in using social networking sites for learning: a study of Uganda Christian University. In: Vincenti, G., Bucciero, A. and Vaz de Carvalho, C. (eds.) E-Learning, E-Education, and Online Training. Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering (160). Springer, pp. 182-190.

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-28883-3_23

Abstract/Summary

Although social networking sites (SNSs) present a great deal of opportunities to support learning, the privacy risk is perceived by learners as a friction point that affects their full use for learning. Privacy risks in SNSs can be divided into risks that are posed by the SNS provider itself and risks that result from user’s social interactions. Using an online survey questionnaire, this study explored the students’ perception of the benefits in using social networking sites for learning purposes and their perceived privacy risks. A sample of 214 students from Uganda Christian University in Africa was studied. The results show that although 88 % of participants indicated the usefulness of SNSs for learning, they are also aware of the risks associated with these sites. Most of the participants are concerned with privacy risks such as identity theft, cyber bullying, and impersonation that might influence their online learning participation in SNSs.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:52479
Publisher:Springer

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