Educational Technology

December 26, 2014

Cyber-bullying in the Online Classroom: Instructor Perceptions of Aggressive Student Behavior

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:38 am

by Michael T. Eskey, Cathy L. Taylor, Michael T. Eskey, Jr.; OJDLA

The advent of online learning has created the medium for cyber-bullying in the virtual classroom and also by e-mail. Bullying is usually expected in the workplace and between students in the classroom. Most recently, however, faculty members have become surprising targets of online bullying. For many, there are no established policies nor is training provided on how to react. The current research defines the problem, reviews the findings of a cyber-bullying survey, and explores recommendations for addressing cyber-bullying through policies, training, and professional development.

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