Blurred Lines: “The Student Affairs Professionals” Facebook Group and Social Media

  The internet is open.  This is both the beauty and power of the internet and the ugly side of the internet.  Part of its beauty is that it enables peer-to-peer learning, the facilitation of relationships and the organic building of community.  Part of its power is that it democratizes conversation without needing to go through an authority or formal distribution channel.  If you have an idea, you can share it–find an audience of like-minded individuals and/or engaged dissenters.  The ugly side is that it can enable hurtful, negative and trolling behavior.  The tension between these… Read More

Writing or Revising Your College’s Social Media Policy? Here’s a List of 250+ of Them

Originally posted on techKNOWtools:
During the course of my dissertation research, a few events connected to the scope of my study, and directly to the social media documents I was gathering.  I ended up building a database of 250 post-secondary education (PSE) institutional guidelines and policies to completely understand HOW the PSE sector is ACTUALLY  “guiding” social media. More importantly my research uncovers the organizational identity and cultural values of social media among 10 different countries. {More to be shared post dissertation defense June 12, 2014.} If you are interested in either…