Student use of Mobile Devices, Social Networking, and More

Tomorrow’s Professor recently posted Timeslicing in the Classroom, an excerpt from The New Digital Shoreline: How Web 2.0 and Millennials Are Revolutionizing Higher Education, by Roger McHaney, that explores how students are bringing technology to the classroom. The excerpt addresses the following topics: Video Recording Audio Recording Wikis Blogs Twitter Social Networking Cell & Smart Phones Instant Messaging & Texting Live Streaming Tablets Additional Resources: Timeslicing in the Classroom Tomorrow’s Professer Listen to Dr. Roger McHaney discuss the The New Digital Shoreline Continue reading Student use of Mobile Devices, Social Networking, and More

How Social Networking Gave Classical Music a Kickstart

Here’s an interesting story from the intersection of social networking, a non-profit cultural heritage project, and fundraising. The project originated with a non-profit charitable organization called Musopen! It’s founder, Aaron Dunn, had a crazy notion: to raise enough money to commission a professional symphony orchestra to record performances of major works of classical music. And then give them away to the world, for free, forever. Dunn requested bids from a number of orchestras, and compiled the costs of hiring studio engineers and venues. And then he asked for money. He posted a proposal on a social networking site called Kickstarter, … Continue reading How Social Networking Gave Classical Music a Kickstart

Getting Familiar with Social Networking Privacy Policies

One of the easiest steps to take in ensuring your privacy is maintained while using a social networking site, is to read the site’s Privacy Policy. The following is a list of useful links that can help keep you informed about what information you are sharing, and the actions you can take to limit what others can see: Facebook Privacy Center Facebook Privacy Policy Flickr Privacy FAQ Linkedin Privacy Policy Myspace Privacy Policy Twitter Privacy Poilicy Helpful Guides & Best Practices Flickr Safety Guide Sophos.com: Best Practices with Facebook Privacy Settings US-Cert: Staying Safe on Social Networking Sites Continue reading Getting Familiar with Social Networking Privacy Policies