Social media has taken a bit of a hammering in recent weeks. The controversy surrounding Ask.fm and their sites safety may well have put learning providers off officially sanctioning social media as a communication channel for their learners. The headaches over safeguarding, time wasting, privacy and control may be just too much to address for colleges and many actually see social media as a threat to heavily-invested-in virtual learning environments (VLEs).
But, my fear is that by adopting these attitudes, providers may be missing a trick.
Via Roger Francis