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Teaching with Social Media: WPSA 2012 Presentation

Teaching with Social Media: WPSA 2012 Presentation

I had a great time doing a roundtable presentation on teaching with social media at the Western Political Science Association conference yesterday. The roundtable was organized by Janni Aragon of the University of Victoria, who unfortunately wasn’t able to attend, but I was still joined by Juliann Allison of the University of California at Riverside. …

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Less Facebook, More Life

Less Facebook, More Life

I’m going to try to start using my own self-hosted WordPress blog as a home for all my updates, then push content from this blog out to Facebook and maybe Twitter too. We’ll see how it goes. I can write updates and post photos just as easily to WordPress as to Facebook. I’ll continue checking …

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Using Social Media to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills

Using Social Media to Teach Critical Reading and Writing Skills

I read some articles I’d saved to Instapaper while on the treadmill at the gym this week. Frustratingly, I had no Internet access while I was there, so I was forced into a rare state of readerly isolation. Most of my reading these days is grounded in social connections. With the exception of the (mostly …

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Personal Growth and Social Networking Identities

Personal Growth and Social Networking Identities

My large introductory media studies class often takes unexpected turns. With 120 students of widely varying backgrounds and interests, I am frequently surprised (and pleased) by new insights, interdisciplinary connections, and individuals’ anecdotes that challenge and enrich our class content. During our Thursday class last week, we were discussing Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody, and …

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Social Media Policies and Journalists’ Personal Brands

Social Media Policies and Journalists’ Personal Brands

I recently read Reuters’ new guidelines for their journalists’ use of social media. Here’s a paragraph that stood out for me: The advent of social media does not change your relationship with the company that employs you — do not use social media to embarrass or disparage Thomson Reuters. Our company’s brands are important; so, …

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Do You Believe in Facebook?

Do You Believe in Facebook?

I had some fun asking a new discussion question to my introductory mass communication class last week: “Do you believe in Facebook?” Not in Facebook’s business model, nor its overall success as a concept. Not in whether it was addictive or not (though the consensus was that yes, it’s addictive). Rather, did the students believe …

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