Web 2.0: Who Owns the Data?

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This paper is a report on the findings of the users’ current views on ownership of the content of Web 2.0 based on the Psychological Ownership Questionnaire (POQ) by Avey & Avolio (2007). The scope of the study is to assess on two theoretically unique forms of psychological ownership: promotive and preventative. Promotive psychological ownership is comprised of four distinct yet related dimensions. They are self efficacy, accountability, sense of belongingness, and self identity. While preventive psychological ownership is characterized as territoriality that is when individual’s feel ownership over something they may tend to be territorial with/over it. The subject of this study were 221 students enrolled for the course PGT 201E Instructional Technology Practices. Students are divided into high and low Self-Regulated Learners (SRL) by accessing the online questionnaire at http://www.jasad1.net/survey/. An online survey was conducted to find out about the users views on the ownership: promotive and preventative of the content Web 2.0 with different SRL, gender and their perceptions. A quantitative and a qualitative analysis was used in this survey. For this study, Web 2.0 consists of Facebook, wikis and blogs are used at http://www.ptpm.usm.my/pgt201e.

Keywords: Web 2.0, Facebook, Wiki, Blog, Ownership
Stream: Technology in Learning; Maths, Science and Technology Learning
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
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Assoc. Prof. Rozinah Jamaludin

Associate Professor, Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Taught Instructional Technology and Web-design and development to undergraduate students and Web Training and Management and Web Programming to Postgraduate students. Finished four projects and currently leading two grants: Integrating TPACK Model into WIKI Collaborative Learning Environment and Post Digital Literacy: Use of Communication Tools, Technology among PostGraduate Students and Supervisors. Wrote four books, Basics of Multimedia in Education (2000), Instructional Technology (2002), Multimedia in Education (2005), and Internet in Education (2007). Wrote chapter of a book and presented papers nationally and internationally.Currently is an Associate Research Fellow to the National Higher Education Research Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia.

Waheeb Alsharaabi

Ph.D Candidate, Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Minden, Penang, Malaysia

Prof. Zoraini Wati Abas

Director, Centre for Instructional Design and Technology, Open University Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia

Prof. T. Ramayah

Associate Professor, School of Management, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Penang, Penang, Malaysia

T. Ramayah has an MBA from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Currently he is an Associate Professor at the School of Management in USM. He teaches mainly courses in Research Methodology and Business Statistics. Apart from teaching, he is an avid researcher, especially in the areas of technology management and adoption in business and education. Thus far, he has published in several journals such as Information Development, Direct Marketing, WSEAS Transactions on Information Science & Applications, International Journal of Learning, The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Asian Journal of Information Technology (AJIT), International Journal of Services and Technology Management (IJSTM), International Journal of Business Information Systems (IJBIS), Journal of Project Management (JoPM), Management Research News (MRN), International Journal of Information and Operations Management Education (IJIOME), International Journal of Services and Operations Management (IJSOM), Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM) and North American Journal of Psychology.. Having his contributions in research acknowledged, he is constantly invited to serve on the editorial boards and program committees of several international journals and conferences of repute. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Sally and their children, and travelling to new places.

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