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Digital citizenship

“Here, this will make you feel better” – Using tragic world events to promote business products through social media

The subject of this week’s blog revolves around an ethical issue that I find particularly significant when businesses use social media: the use of current world event, in particular tragic ones, in the promotion, branding or marketing of a business’s product or service on social media. Continue reading →

Breaking down the four walls of a classroom: social media in education

For this weeks blog I have made a Vlog, check it out bellow!     References: Allie Bidweu, “Check out that selfie: how to use social media in the classroom”, [accessed 20.11.14] Editorial, “Twitter abuse: easy on the messenger”,  [accessed 19.11. Continue reading →

Global Interdependence for all?

Ethics – A system of moral principles that branch off philosophy. Dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and the goodness and badness of other motives and ends of such actions. [1] Global connectivity has undoubtedly made the world a better place. People can exchange goods without the need for cash. Conversations can occur between two people from different ends of the planet. Continue reading →

How YOU can get scammed and GET SIX PACKS at the same time!

The tools that humans possess require an amount of responsibility to protect oneself and others involved from being harmed in any manner possible. The internet and social media in particular are no exception and there are many reasons why one should act responsibly. This has been addressed in blog posts from previous topics such as preventing yourself from being in your future employer’s “‘reject’ pile” (Andy Sugden, 2014). A blog post by Dr. Continue reading →

Topic 4 – Ethical issues in social media (educational related)

The domination of social media over human lives is becoming more obvious than ever. Officials forecast that almost 40% of the world’s population would be online by the end of 2013, and it did (Kellion L. 2013, BBC article, UK jumps up internet scoreboard as digital divide grows). Realising the potential power of these social media sites, educational institutions put their head on the game as well, by applying this technology for educational purposes. Continue reading →

“Twethics” – A Blur Between Professional & Personal?

“Twethics” or ‘Twitter ethics’ is widely discussed and debated on the social networking platform in both professional and personal ways. It is important to note that the ethics of many other online social networks in business should be considered for a well-rounded professional online profile – for more general reading on this topic, see this article from the Institute of Business Ethics). Continue reading →

Topic 4: “Kids. . .leave us teachers alone”

‘ETHICS’: is about people and their relationships with one another. ‘SOCIAL MEDIA’: is about conversations, community, connecting with the audience, and building relationships. ‘EDUCATION’: is about forming a relationship between an educator and learner, to foster learning and development. The traditional school environment is no longer existent, “Our world has now entered into a new era. . . Continue reading →

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. Continue reading →