31.10.11

[social media in university]

I have had to jump over a few hurdles in order to bring social media into some of my university teaching. Aspects of privacy are usually the hardest to circumvent.

Reading this article though is sure to raise educators' and learners' hackles...after all the effort of bringing social media into a classroom and developing skills of transliteracy (so students and educators can employ the tools in a meaningful and life-long learning context), Sam Houston State University is setting back all that work.

Their draft social-media policy is requiring that ANYONE with a campus-related Twitter, Facebook or other online account give administrators editing privileges. RIDICULOUS! To give someone editing privileges means they have full access to all of your data, and they can alter your information (your tweets, your Facebook status, even your privacy settings).

No thanks!

2 comments:

tcolgan001 said...

Interesting site!

We are attempting to generate conversations between people like yourself, who are able to add to the global perspective and create true dialog. If you could post a short description (with a link) to your blog, I'm sure many people would be interested.

Just reply to the following post:

http://www.tedanon.com/conversations/81

And be sure to start a conversation of your own if you have a topic you would like to discuss with a world-wide audience. Or join in on one of our ongoing conversations.


Hope to be communicating soon,
Tim Colgan

Jess said...

Thanks for the invitation Tim.