Online Privacy

The readings from this week focused on the online privacy reminded me the shocking story that was broadcasted on CNN a few weeks ago: Parents sue over Facebook photos of dead daughter. The story was about the parents of a murder victim suing a paramedic who took pictures of their daughter’s dead body at the [...]

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Media and Personality?

Does Media Really Affect Our Personalities? I think that the media has some affection on the internet individuals often put on an image in attempt to impress those around them.  These are shown through the types of profile pictures we have portrayal of our personality through the words that are typed in statuses etc.  This [...]

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A Survey on Distance Learning

In a study titled, Student Reactions to Online Course Delivery- a contrast between fulltime and part-time students, by Kenneth A. Grant, researchers took two groups of people and tested their reaction to internet delivered distance education. The first group was composed of distance education students (expected to be part time and more mature) and the [...]

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Social Media for Educational Purposes

Social media has become almost mandatory for students as we become more and more dependent upon technology.  I can remember back in high school where we were only allowed to have one online journal or website out of ten sources for a paper or the teacher would consider the sources invalid.  Now it seems online [...]

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Users More Engaged on Fridays

I thought this article from Mashable discussing two new research studies about social media users being more engaged on Thursdays and Fridays, was quite appropriate for our class and also because it’s Friday!  Some of the ideas as to why that is differ.  One theory is that there may be fewer tweets on Friday, so [...]

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Social Media: replacing or enhancing face-to-face?

We had a lot of good ideas and comments this week in our postings and I can’t help but see both sides to the discussion regarding shyness and if using Twitter or Facebook, or something similar is an ice-breaker and something positive for a person, or if it just enables the person to be an [...]

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Online Learning

The first time I really took an online course was my first semester in the MLA program.  Before that I had done my best to avoid them at all costs due to my desire to remain as anonymous on campus as possible, my anxiety over participating in class, and my concern over whether the flexibility [...]

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Technology…

Sometimes I find myself shocked and in awe at some of the technological revolutions which have happened since I was a child. I was born in the mid 1980′s and find it staggering to see how things have progressed. I have always been very interested in computers and computer games and remember playing games on [...]

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A class conducted entirely on social media?

I’ve started to wonder what the advantages and disadvantages might be to conducting a class entirely on social media vs. an online course shell, such as the desire2learn or eCollege setups used during my MLA education at Lock Haven. While I can’t envision a class entirely on Facebook, Twitter or something else replacing the unique [...]

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The Dreaded 20-page paper!

Our 20 page paper is only a few weeks away from being due and I’m kind of excited to see what kind of data I can get for it. I am doing my paper on the effectiveness of online advertising through social media sites and how it is a growing industry. I want to showcase [...]

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