There was a broad range of possible topics to choose from and collectively you have covered a variety of ethical issues around business or educational applications of social media. It is clear that you have also learned a lot from reading and commenting on the work of your colleagues with different viewpoints.
It would have been good if more of you had started your discussions with a definition of “ethics” – this would have given you more of a framework against which to assess your choice of topic. The best posts recognised that ethical/unethical behaviour cannot be categorised simply in yes/no terms, and the challenge lies in assessing where the boundaries lie and making appropriate choices.
By this stage of the course there is no reason for submitting topics with basic aspects missing/incorrect:
ALL POSTS MUST HAVE AN ACCURATE WORD COUNT AT THE END.
ALL COMMENTS MUST BE LINKED TO DIRECTLY (NOT A LINK TO THE MAIN BLOG PAGE).
ALL REFLECTIONS SHOULD FEATURE VISUALS – SELF-PRODUCED VISUALS AS SUMMARIES OR CONCLUSIONS ARE ESPECIALLY USEFUL.
Some of you have started to “coast” a little bit, now that you’ve got the hang of how it all works. I’ve made a number of comments encouraging you to try something a little different in the final topic….get out of the comfort zone!
For some extra pointers on how to improve for the last topic, have a read of this advice we gave to students last year.
Finally, remember that alongside the set topics you should be thinking about the development of your own professional online profiles for the other assessed task. Please make sure you are aware of the requirements and the criteria for this task by going through the links and documents in the Study Guide.