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Using social media in education, Part 1: Opportunity, risk, and policy

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Original languageEnglish
JournalIBM developerWorks
Publication statusPublished - 20 Dec 2011


Social media offers the potential for educators and institutions to develop how they engage with students and other stakeholders and offer new services. This article considers the opportunities and risks social media entails, and offers advice on developing policy. The types of opportunities for using social networks, blogs, and wikis in student support and engagement are outlined and good practice examples are provided.

    Research areas

  • social media, education, social media policy, social media risk

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