Use of Social Media by Schools, Students and Staff: Know the Risks and
How to Reduce Your Potential Liability
Step-by-step guidance through the potential problems social
media poses, as well as ways to
avoid violating student and staff rights.
The use of social media in schools is an evolving area that
brings into play various state and federal laws and regulations. From
conducting social media background checks on prospective employees to
disciplining students for activity on- and off-campus on social media
sites, the use of technology has changed the way people work and
communicate. However, sometimes the increased access to information has
unintended consequences, and you may learn much more than you really want
to know. What can you even do with the information you find?
In addition, social media is growing as a vehicle for student
bullying, and monitoring what's going on may be an effective way to head
off a disaster before it happens. There are also those schools and
universities that are using social media as a means of communicating with
employees as well as possibly even students. What risks do these
institutions run? How can faculty and administrators take back control of
their schools and campuses and not run afoul of both privacy and certain
free speech protections afforded students and staff?
Please join Nicole J. Thibodeau, attorney at law, as she
guides you through the potential problem areas when social media is used by
schools, students, and staff, as well as precautions that schools must take
to avoid violating the rights of students and staff communicating in this
YOUR CONFERENCE LEADER Your conference leader for The Use of Social Media by Schools, Students, and
Staff: Know the Risks and How to Reduce Your Potential Liability
is Nicole J. Thibodeau, attorney, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison,
Wisconsin. Nicole's practice focuses in the areas of school law and labor
and employment law. She advises school boards on all areas of labor and
employment law including employee handbooks, family and medical leave,
unemployment compensation, technology-related issues, contract
interpretation and collective bargaining. Nicole is a member of the State
Bar of Wisconsin and Wisconsin School Attorneys Association and is admitted
to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the Western District of
Wisconsin. She earned her JD degree from Marquette University Law School.
The topic for this week's FridayLive! is Using MOOCs
What are they? What's the experience like? How can they intersect with
college based courses?
What are these newest, biggest online
teaching/learning resources? In what ways are they similar to and
different from previous online education? How are the most recent
activities that claim the label "MOOC" similar to and different from
very large, open, free, online courses (e.g., Stanford Computer Science
Engineering courses Fall 2011)?
We'll introduce the ideas, provide some
references, explore alternatives and select one MOOC for collaborative
exploration. All participants are welcome to join this TLT Group cohort
which will participate in a real live MOOC in the next couple of months.
Our main goal for this project is to help people understand what MOOCs
can do to help with teaching and learning in colleges and universities, and to
identify ways that
- faculty can effectively, comfortably
use specific freely available MOOCs in conjunction with undergraduate courses
- faculty and other academic
professionals can effectively, comfortably use specific
freely available MOOCs in conjunction with faculty development,
professional development programs.
identify some goals, guidelines, and activities that will help our cohort to
participate in the selected MOOC and prepare to report about this experience in
2 subsequent FridayLive! online sessions (probably a brief progress report in
October/November and a more detailed debriefing in January).
As always, we welcome your attendance and your participation.
Don't worry if you can't attend at 2 pm Eastern. Our policy is that
registrants have access to archives as do Individual
BTW, we urge participants to have a headset. Our
"afterthoughts" portion of FridayLive! (3:00-3:00) is a good
time to try speaking in the Adobe room. We are eager to hear as many
voices as possible.
TLT Group FridayLive! Using MOOCs: What are they? What's the experience like? How can they intersect with college based courses?
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On September 25, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET Education Week
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On October 19, 2012, Friday at 2pm, Prof Walter Lane, Director, MS Program in Health Care Management, Dept. of Economics and Finance, UNO has kindly agreed to give a talk to the DU students related to our campus wide QEP theme this year, “What is the impact (social, political and economic) of the Presidential Election on healthcare and gun control?”. The talk will be at the George’s Auditorium, PSB. This is open to all staff, faculty and students at DU, and we are particularly encouraging the students in QEP courses to attend this talk.
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