Title: Investigation of Protectionism of In-Service Teachers Regarding Social Media Use by Students

Year of Publication: Sep - 2015
Page Numbers: 35-40
Authors: Yoshida Masami
Conference Name: The Fourth International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education (ICEEE2015)
- Indonesia


This study investigated the opinions of Japanese in-service teachers in terms of their stance on protectionism in media information literacy (MIL). The discussion was recently advocated by UNESCO, and 13 points of comparison between empowerment and protectionism were proposed. UNESCO has put more emphasis on empowerment. However, there have been severe problematic cases of student use of social network systems in Japan, and countermeasures have been needed. This study used questionnaires and extracted five items regarding in-service teacher stances on protectionism. The weight of how much they valued these items was measured in regard to the possibility of improving recent student problems by using the Analytic Hierarchy Process. These five items were identified improving the online communication troubles of students.