Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Sharing an article about social media in #HigherEducation

I always find this subject fascinating because it is still so new we are still stumbling around on how to deal with new avenue of communication.

“When to Intervene”

““I wish Gina would die!! aaaargh! I think I might kill her tomorrow! Stick a knife rihht in her! LOL!"”

“Students, faculty members and administrators agree: If they came across a student spewing discriminatory slurs or physical threats on social media, the author should receive a warning or face some form of disciplinary action from his or her institution.”

“But does that responsibility give colleges and universities the right to actively monitor students on social networks? No way, students say, according to a report that explores whether universities have a duty to involve themselves in online conversations to protect faculty, staff and students.”

“At least that was the case in 2011, when John Rowe conducted the research project at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, where he serves as academic registrar. As his report “Student Use of Social Media: When Should the University Intervene?” appeared in the Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management last month, Rowe said he thinks the findings apply to Western institutions in general -- not just to those in Australia.”

Life is certainly going to become more interesting in higher education!

Dr Flavius A B Akerele III

The ETeam

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