Online Information – Search for the Best

Because we no longer have to go to the library and rifle through book after book, article after article, magazine after magazine, (I think you are starting to see a pattern here!) we need to make sure as we browse through the hundreds of website links that apper on a search engine on any given [...]

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Five traditional evaluation criteria and their application to web resources

This Monday we discussed information quality, so I decided to develop this topic a little bit more in my blog. I tried to find some information online and in order to find good quality information I did my search in a Google Scholar. Moreover, from all the articles I chose a copy of a book [...]

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The Importance of Quality in Online Media Sources

With the growing use of online media in the classroom, it is very important to look at just what students are accessing in order to complete assignments. We have come a long way from using book sources exclusively, and it seems as though most of our sources for papers are now peer-reviewed journals or online [...]

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Privacy: Does it really exist online?

The issue of privacy online is a very difficult topic to tackle. The world is becoming more and more connected through online means, and this has resulted in many changes to how society views privacy. It used to be that you kept family matters to yourself and only told your closest friends what you are [...]

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Types of Learners

For this week’s blog I thought long and hard about learning using web based activities in the classroom. To research if this was a positive or negative way of using the internet I wanted to find out in what ways people learn. According to www.lyceumbooks.com, there are four types of learning styles. They are visual [...]

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Educating Ourselves about Online Privacy

There are so many people today, young and old, who are linked to friends, family members, and co-workers/acquaintances through social media websites such as MySpace and Facebook.  An article written by James Grimmelmann, titled, “Saving Facebook,” discusses the policies and privacy statements associated with sites, such as these, and gives suggestions and ideas of how [...]

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Social Media in the Classroom

After the previous two weeks readings, I’ve been thinking a lot about ways to use social media on a college campus and how we have been using it for this particular class.  I think our class is an extreme situation obviously, because our main focus is getting our hands dirty with the social networks and [...]

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Privacy…

After last weeks discussion regarding privacy I began to wonder just how “open” my life was to outside visitors. I have three email accounts that I use and one primary SNS (Facebook). I am curious as to how this can equate to breaches in my privacy. I rarely use Twitter and have had a Myspace account previously. [...]

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When the brain shuts off and technology takes over.

I recently read an article about software that was developed to key in on students classes and suggest to them the classes to take for the next semester. While I have to question the accuracy of the program based on various things that happen in the mind of the average college student (switching majors, different [...]

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Social Media and Learning Environments

Social Media and Learning Environments When you reflect on previous years social media has had an significant effect on the learning environment.  Introducing technology to higher education was simply taboo at one point.  The use of power point was available, but was that the extent to which the teachers were trained in?  In an article [...]

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Never Thought About Privacy Until We Went Public With It

With this week’s discussion being about privacy, it really had me thinking about what people know and don’t know about me. Am I someone who people can know a lot about me by looking at my Facebook page, or do I have my own private things I can choose to share without Facebook exposing it. [...]

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Online Privacy, Responsibility, and Etiquette.

The idea of privacy in an online sense is something that seems almost non-existent.  Even if you think something is private, it really isn’t.  You never know if you can trust your friends or the website and even if you take precautions, it’s always easy to find more info with just a few small details.  [...]

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Being smart about SNS privacy

Our LART 698 social media in higher education class, which has discussed privacy controls and preferences this past week, opens a bit of a philosophical question. There are two types of people on Facebook — those who control their privacy and those who do not. There appear to be two subsets of people who control [...]

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