Social Media

There's an App for That

Answers to common questions about getting started with institutional apps

Social networking, online banking, entertainment... There’s an app for that—and for everything else you can think of. When it comes to higher ed, there’s an app for that, too. From behind-the-scenes mobile CRM apps to in-your-face athletic program apps, campus administrators are developing ways to make students’, administrators’, and faculty members’ lives a bit easier (or just more fun).

The Policy Police

People can be very sensitive about their social media accounts, as witnessed any time Facebook makes changes to the news feed presentation. So it makes sense that the Sam Houston State University (Texas) campus reacted badly when administrators tried to implement a new social media policy requiring any school group with SHSU in its name to grant administrative access to the Marketing and Communications department. Cries of “free speech” quickly followed. Since then, reports in the campus newspaper indicate a social media committee was created and tasked with developing a new policy.

Social Media Fountain Of Tech Shooting Info, True And False

Moments after Virginia Tech emergency dispatchers sent out the alert that shots had been fired on Thursday afternoon, students and onlookers started sharing messages on the Internet:

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Now Try This: A Mobile (Admissions) App

A Prospective student attending an open house or career fair, who has just finished the LSAT, or even who has some time on a train commute can apply to Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School on the spot—via smartphone or tablet. Officials there say it’s the first law school in the country facilitating the application process through the use of portable devices.

5 Ways Higher Education is Leveraging Mobile Tech

Mobile technology is on the minds of higher education professionals more than ever before

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Turnitin Compares College and Secondary Education Students’ Sources of Potential Plagiarism and Unoriginal Content

iParadigms, creators of Turnitin and the leader in originality checking and online grading, today announced the results of a new plagiarism study which shows that secondary school students in the United States rely more heavily on social networks for content in their papers and less on cheat sites and paper mills compared to college students. (registration required)

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Immigration Law: Spring Hill College Students Use Facebook To Put A Face To Immigrants

Spring Hill College is trying to put a face to immigrants who are threatened by HB 56, Alabama's controversial new immigration law.

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Knowledge Delivery Systems Launches Two Courses to Empower Educators to Address Internet Safety and Cyberbullying

Protecting students from digital abuse has become a crucial component of school curriculum. All schools who receive e-rate funding must teach students about Internet safety, and many states have passed cyberbullying laws that require school-based instruction and teacher training on the topic. As a result, Knowledge Delivery Systems, a provider of strategic professional development solutions for teachers, schools and districts, has developed two new courses for educators on Internet safety and cyberbullying, presented by national expert Nancy Willard.

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Arizona State University Selects GoingOn to Help Transform Student Engagement & Enrich Online Academic Life

GoingOn Networks, Inc. announced today that Arizona State University (ASU) has selected the GoingOn Academic Engagement Network to help foster new levels of engagement and collaboration across its campuses. The GoingOn platform provides ASU with an integrated solution for deploying an academic social network where students, faculty and administrators can more easily collaborate and share information outside the confines of their online courses.

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TargetX Launches Social CRM for College Admissions, Adds Other Enhancements to Its Student Recruitment Manager®

Student recruiting firm TargetX has announced a dramatic series of enhancements to its CRM tool for college admissions. The Student Recruitment Manager (SRM), first introduced in 2008, now makes it possible to connect with prospective students like never before, according to TargetX CEO Brian Wm. Niles.

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