Meeting BC teacher needs: a tool to support Web 2.0 & LMS integration with respect to privacy
This research project explored privacy concerns in fully online learning environments and developed an electronic performance support system (EPSS) called, “The Privacy Compass for Web 2.0 Tools: Helping Teachers Navigate Challenging Terrain” (www.privacycompass.ca). The project was directed by two major questions: 1) What do teachers need to be aware of and teach their students to keep them safe in the online world? 2) What do parents need to be made aware of and understand when giving informed consent for their child (a minor) to participate in fully online courses? The learning management system, Canvas, was explored, as well as other Web 2.0 tools that are able to be easily integrated into the online classroom and utilized by students. With this project, documents were created and an EPSS, The Privacy Compass (www.privacycompass.ca), was established to allow all teachers access to these resources for use in their classrooms – with their students and the parents/guardians.