Social learning networks are providing students and college pedagogies an educational boost outside the classroom by providing customized, on-demand access to tutors.
A CASE/Huron/mStoner report says social media use for fundraising in colleges is up by ten percent from last year.
According to a Business Insider article, multi-tasking is exhausting for college students, and is detrimental to producing good work, even though it is key action in today’s culture.
As social media presence grows in the classroom, colleges are seeing how it boosts and deflates college education and culture.
Villa Maria College student Phillip Lee weighs in on the relationship college students have with technology, and how digital distractions can be a good thing.
When colleges don’t know how to react to or support their students’ social media usage, the relationship sours between the two. One example of this is found in the case of the University of Tulsa, where one student was suspended for Facebook comments that he was tagged in, but did not post himself. Freedom of expression expert Will Creeley from the Foundation for Individual Rights Education weighs in on college students’ expression on social media and how colleges can support students’ self-expression. He also offers tips to increase this support, which include keeping negative comments about a college on social media public, encouraging a conversation between college administrators and students about social media, and learning from other colleges’ mistakes with social media.
Shane Vega, Market Manager for Corporate East in the Control Room Group for AVI-SPL, speaks about the return on investment that social media command centers can have.
Students confess that they could be doing other things instead of browsing Facebook.
Higher ed emergency management professionals share the tricks they use to attract followers to their emergency management social media pages. These tips helped University of Georgia increase its Facebook “likes” by more than 478 percent.
Unified Communications is trickling down from the enterprise and becoming a robust solution for smaller organizations. Its higher-end abilities are luring users away from the sometimes unreliable Skype and Google Hangouts. UC’s growing popularity means new capabilities are quickly being added.