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Why Can’t We Be Friends? Social Media Boundaries Between Teachers and Students | NEA Today

Why Can’t We Be Friends? Social Media Boundaries Between Teachers and Students | NEA Today | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
By Cindy Long Around the country, school districts are grappling over guidelines that would govern how - and whether - educators should use social
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How Schools Deal with Teacher/Student Social Media Interaction | Education News

How Schools Deal with Teacher/Student Social Media Interaction | Education News | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
Some school districts have prohibited social media contact between students and teachers.
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A link to a fairly negative piece regarding student/teacher friendships on social media. It's primarily discussing primary/high school teacher/student friendships, but is still rather interesting - particularly for this line:

 

"Most recently, in Missouri, the state passed Senate Bill 54, which bans students and teachers from having any contact on social media networks, regardless of the nature of the conversation."

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Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom -- Campus Technology

Pros and Cons of Social Media in the Classroom -- Campus Technology | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
While some educators embrace social media as an effective learning tool, others argue that it's disruptive and ultimately hinders learning and instruction. Social media is already on campus--but does it belong in the classroom?
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A piece on the pros and cons of using social media in the classroom. I linked the cons page, as I think we've all been told what the 'pros' are by now!

The cons include cyber bullying, discouraging face to face engagement, and social media as a distraction from learning - all valid points. 

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Twitter in learning and teaching – literature review : Webducate - innovative e-learning solutions

Twitter in learning and teaching – literature review : Webducate - innovative e-learning solutions | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
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There's a nice section in this piece that describes the history of Twitter in education, and how it can be used for educational purposes. Additionally, there was this nice insight from the authors:

 

"The clear separation between personal and professional use of these platforms by educators (as observed by Young 2011) is not necessarily the most appropriate response. Studies have shown that college students who accessed the Facebook profile of a teacher with high self-disclosure anticipated higher levels of motivation and a more positive classroom climate (Mazer, Murphy & Simonds 2007). Studies by Weider (2011) and Johnson (2011) draw similar conclusions for open disclosure in educator Twitter use."

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Pros and Cons of Social Media in Education - Online Universities.com

Pros and Cons of Social Media in Education - Online Universities.com | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
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An infographic demonstrating how/what/why schools use social media - although not directly related to this topic, it may perhaps be part of the argument related to why teachers may now also jump on the SM bandwagon? 

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Boundaries, Social Media, and Higher Education

Boundaries, Social Media, and Higher Education | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
Discussion about social media boundaries between professors and students in higher education.
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Great blog post asking some key questions about the appropriate boundaries between students and teachers in Higher Ed. The comments section here is useful, as a number of people have taken the time to respond to questions regarding this topic. 

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The Teacher's Guide to Facebook

The Teacher's Guide to Facebook | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
We spoke with teachers, professors and other education professionals about Facebook best practices.
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PostGradDad's comment, January 23, 2013 3:58 AM
What a useful resource!
Wajeehah Aayeshah's comment, January 23, 2013 9:52 AM
Thanks Jess!
Jessamy's comment, January 24, 2013 12:36 AM
Thanks everyone :) glad you found it useful!
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Understanding the Potential Pitfalls of Social Media | Faculty Focus

Understanding the Potential Pitfalls of Social Media | Faculty Focus | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
Whether it’s the professor who creates Twitter backchannels in his courses, the admissions counselor who uses Facebook to engage prospective students, or the librarian who tweets about available resources in the library, higher education...
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A great article with some solid guidelines on how to handle social media, including:

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Follow your institution’s established guidelines or policies regarding use of social mediaIdentify opinions expressed on your sites as your own, making it clear that you are not speaking for the institution
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Reflections on Teaching with Social Media - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Reflections on Teaching with Social Media - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
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Great piece on one person's experience of using social media in the classroom. My favourite quote:

 

"A few students learned that they shouldn’t tweet while class was happening if they had decided to skip class that day."


Have most definitely had this happen to my with a few of my former students!

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Ramon's comment, January 24, 2013 9:15 PM
this looks great - but the link won't work for me unfortunately :(
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Social Media Policies in Higher Education - Online College.org

Social Media Policies in Higher Education - Online College.org | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
By Melissa Venable In a recent post I reviewed the results of EDUCAUSE's latest survey on students and technology in higher education. Student preferences for and practices with social media were outlined in the report ...
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An article on how higher education as a whole needs to improve its social media policies for staff

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Applying NYC’s Social Media Guidelines in Higher Education - Online Universities.com

Applying NYC’s Social Media Guidelines in Higher Education - Online Universities.com | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
Social media is here to stay. We use it to organize our lives, to stay in touch with friends and families, to promote our businesses, and even to educate our children.
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Guidelines here are really interesting - suggestions of maintaining a personal and a professional account for different interests. This quote was also (in my opinion) quite fitting:

 

"There really is no reason to employ social media in higher education if there is not a reasonable expectation that it is being used to further course objectives, learning, or to aid in the formation of a learning community in support of the course content."

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Professors Navigate Social Media Boundaries in Providing Effective Counsel to Students - Higher Education

Professors Navigate Social Media Boundaries in Providing Effective Counsel to Students - Higher Education | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
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This is a great piece on one professor's own story of how she's "keeping up with her students" through social media. Originally, her stance was very much of the "no Facebook friends until after garduation" - but she then realised her students often needed to consult her in an online capacity, and decided to create a separate Facebook profile for just this purpose.

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When do students and teachers cross the line through social media? | ZDNet

When do students and teachers cross the line through social media? | ZDNet | Boundaries between students and teachers with online social media | Scoop.it
Should social media be used as a learning platform and tool in education, or are the 'risks' too high?
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Although this one's mostly about high school students and teachers, its intersting for the links provided in the article related to guidelines for how students & teachers should intereact on social media. 

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