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.