8 thoughts on “Academics online: what are the risks?

  1. Great post, there appears to be a dearth of information on this topic. I agree that universities need to support their staff you only have to look at the trouble sports personalities and politicians get themselves into. Guidelines over regulation are the way to go.

  2. Thanks for the very thoughtful article Deborah. For people who use Twitter, etc as part of our professional learning network, there needs to be guidelines. In schools there are extensive guidelines as to what is acceptable when blogging or posting to a class site. No reason why that shouldn’t be extended to other forms of academic endeavour. From a sociological view point, online creates a virtual digital village of academics. In a real village there are clear lines of authority, the village chief and elders. Typically, there are those that never seem to be comfortable with the village. If deviance exists in real villages, surely virtual deviance us possible. Perhaps virtual structures are needed as a result.

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