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Rescooped by Dona Chakraborty from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling!

Ethical Storysharing: My Words, Not My Story : Video For Change

Ethical Storysharing: My Words, Not My Story : Video For Change | Current Updates |
Our colleague Aspen Baker with Exhale shares her experiences and views on ethical #storytelling. #digitalstorytelling

Via Karen Dietz
Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:15 PM

Now here is a very powerful article about how a story, once it leaves our lips, can be co-opted, changed, and used to divide -- all counter to the original message of the story.

Truly there are significant ethics involved in story sharing -- especially for nonprofits, and with for-profit businesses also. 

Many social issues are emotionally charged. That's the case here where the topic is abortion. Same with guns, drugs, violence, hunger, etc.

Look beyond the abortion topic here and really hear the message about story sharing ethics.

When nonprofits share the stories of those they serve -- or highlight a social problem -- ethics become critically important.

When businesses share employee or customer stories and do not pay attention to the ethics of story sharing, they are in for a backlash.

To download a free ethical guide for storytelling, go to my website at and scroll down the page to download #5

Be an ethical story sharer. Do the right thing.

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, January 5, 2013 10:21 AM

Sharing stories, listening, while allowing others to express how they see things is a powerfully connective tool we so often forget. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 7, 2013 4:52 PM
That is so true Monica! I love playing with listening activities so I can be more aware of my surroundings, and more aware of what people are really trying to tell me. And of course marketing without listening is just broadcasting, which won't take you very far!
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5 ways online education can keep its students honest

5 ways online education can keep its students honest | Current Updates |
As online learning platforms like Coursera, Udacity and edX raise the stakes for students with increased partnerships with traditional universities and credit-bearing classes, here are five technologies that can help them thwart cheating.

Via Mark Smithers, Faiz A.H, Dr. Richard NeSmith, Dennis T OConnor
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 18, 2012 4:16 PM

Cheating is pervasive in both face to face and online environments.  I think it's easier to recognize in an online environment where the voice of a student is established in discussion threads.  Ultimately, creating assignments that call for creative and critical thinking and a unique product are the best way to avoid the classic 'answers on the hand' scenarios.