Monthly Archives: September 2014

Social Justice Boundaries

“They can just use a computer on campus.” This is a common response when I bring up the challenges of using technology in my courses. I teach a blended biology class, where students have an online lesson one day each … Continue reading

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Privacy Boundaries

In British Columbia, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) protects our privacy rights. At Vancouver Island University (VIU), faculty are encouraged to participate in training sessions to help them understand how to apply FIPPA rules when … Continue reading

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Professionalism and Digital Footprints

The world’s population is becoming increasingly connected digitally, with more and more users sharing content with others in their social networks (Wikipedia, 2014). But what happens when content that seemed funny or appropriate at the time reappears later in life … Continue reading

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What is social media?

I have limited experience and understanding of social media, mainly interacting with small communities on Facebook, but avoiding more global connections through platforms such as Twitter. I have not seen the value of social media as an educational tool. However, … Continue reading

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