Topic 4: ethical issues raised by educational or business uses of social media

Please read these notes and check out the links below, before preparing and posting your answer to the set question. This document should be regarded as just the start of the discussion, which are then developed over the next two weeks through the conversations themselves and the sharing of further relevant links.

These articles are intended to give you a flavour of the topic, and get you started on answering the Topic 4 set question below.

Google this hashtag and some of the (many) associated materials: #hasjustinelandedyet

Freedom of speech on social media

Social media in live events see in particular the 3 blog posts linked at the bottom of the page

An interesting post on the “digital divide” from the BBC

More background resources here

Question for Topic 4:

Discuss ONE of the ethical issues raised by educational or business use of social media that you consider to be particularly significant.

Deadline for posting your answer to the set question is 23/11
Deadline for your comments on the work of others is 26/11
Deadline for posting your reflective summaries is 30/11

Remember that for topics 2-5 marks all count towards your final assessment and marks will be deducted for late posts. The assessment criteria are detailed in the module Study Guide.

If you have any questions, please ask us. And if you find useful additional resources on this topic to share with the group, please do so on Twitter using #UOSM2033

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