Welcome to week 3 of our discussion. For this week, it might be interesting to explore some of the issues facing higher ed related to social media and related identity, privacy, safety concerns.
Here are a few of the themes that seem to be part of many discussions in our Canadian institution (UBC), what about yours?
- open (the internet and social media) vs. closed (the LMS). Should we be restricting access to our learning spaces? Registered learners only.
- responsibility vs. user beware. How do we incorporate teaching using social media tools and approaches when most are delivered via servers based in the US? see FIPPA and the US Patriot Act. What is our responsibility to students?
- roles vs. integration. How should students learn about digital identity issues? Should this be integrated with our courses? Is it the responsibility of librarians, student development experts?
- social spaces vs. learning spaces. What is the value in blending these? Do students even want this?
Very interesting discussion series between George Siemens and Dave Cormier, sharing links, discussing resources and sharing their ideas while addressing questions related to social media and associated issues: Archives: http://www.editlib.org/view/33137