Presentation Title

Trust-Related Privacy Factors in E-Learning Environments

Location

Dogwood

Start

1-16-2018 10:30 AM

End

1-16-2018 11:45 AM

Short Description

In considering excellence in distance learning, the issue of privacy is becoming a more prominent focus. This session will consider privacy concerns in online learning communities, both generally and as they relate to trust-building within e-learning environments. Information privacy, including institutional requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), is an important consideration when implementing online courses in the United States. Privacy also is potentially a key aspect of establishing learner trust in any distance learning environment.

Abstract

Some studies indicated that privacy concerns can negatively affect the building of trust within an online community. If (a) an instructor or instructional designer does not design a learning environment with privacy and data security issues as significant considerations, and (b) an instructor does not address privacy issues during the delivery of an online course, the result can be an erosion of trust that creates a barrier to productive learner engagement and to the successful completion of the online course. The purpose of this presentation is to consider the existing literature that addresses privacy and related legal regulations in support of a framework that will contribute to an environment of trust in online distance courses and communities.

The intended audience is any administrator, instructor, or designer working with the delivery of online education. The session will be presented as an interactive discussion about the potential privacy issues that affect online education and ideas relating to best practices.

There is a significant body of literature that has addressed the importance of building trust in distance learning environments, but research that has taken into account the trust-related privacy implications of e-learning environments is minimal. The goal of encouraging dialogue in this arena is to increase attention to this burgeoning aspect of distance education and help to drive excellence in privacy standards for distance education that have to-date been infrequently discussed.

Format

Concurrent Session

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Moderator

Gabriela Mendez, NSU

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Jan 16th, 10:30 AM Jan 16th, 11:45 AM

Trust-Related Privacy Factors in E-Learning Environments

Dogwood

Some studies indicated that privacy concerns can negatively affect the building of trust within an online community. If (a) an instructor or instructional designer does not design a learning environment with privacy and data security issues as significant considerations, and (b) an instructor does not address privacy issues during the delivery of an online course, the result can be an erosion of trust that creates a barrier to productive learner engagement and to the successful completion of the online course. The purpose of this presentation is to consider the existing literature that addresses privacy and related legal regulations in support of a framework that will contribute to an environment of trust in online distance courses and communities.

The intended audience is any administrator, instructor, or designer working with the delivery of online education. The session will be presented as an interactive discussion about the potential privacy issues that affect online education and ideas relating to best practices.

There is a significant body of literature that has addressed the importance of building trust in distance learning environments, but research that has taken into account the trust-related privacy implications of e-learning environments is minimal. The goal of encouraging dialogue in this arena is to increase attention to this burgeoning aspect of distance education and help to drive excellence in privacy standards for distance education that have to-date been infrequently discussed.