Tag Archives: education

A Glimpse at the Future of Social Media, Education, and Digital Technology

Coming into this class, I was interested in technology and social media, but also quite skeptical. Over the course of the semester, my view has changed, becoming more optimistic about the future of social media, education, and the workplace. Professor Kane was right in his TED Talk we watched at the beginning of the semester […]

BC OR BC?

Social media is arguably a channel used for branding. With every tweet or post there is a perfect little squared logo right beside it. If you see a logo enough times it may just prompt you to read further or, stop following. Boston College has two distinct logos; the official seal logo and the athletic […]

Virtual E-Learning?

E-learning has taken the education world by storm. According to ‘elearningfeeds.com’ 98% of organizations are predicted to use some form of e-learning coursework as part of their learning approach. In an article published by the University of North Texas at Dallas, e-learning is proven to increase knowledge retention from 25% to 60% (certifyme.net). Currently there […]

Social Media, Mental Health, and the Pressure of Perfection

This week, I am going to take a look at the culture of perfection and comparing oneself to others that social media promotes, particularly among college students, as well as its detrimental effects. In today’s society, students feel pressure to be perfect in all arenas including academics, extracurriculars, and socializing, which is only exacerbated by […]

A Personal Reflection: Life, Knowledge, and Social Media

“I am going to work in sales next year for Oracle Corporation, where I will be doing inside sales for the first year and hopefully working my way up after that. I know my primary forms of contacting a potential Oracle customer will be by phone and email, but I want an edge. I want […]

Finale

If this semester has taught me anything, its that Social Media’s uses go far beyond what we utilize it for. Coming into college, I was sure that I was a master of the cyber world. I was getting about 20 likes per tweet, 100 likes per instagram, and my facebook profile likes had me on […]

Taylor Swift: The Porn Industry’s New Darling

Okay, Taylor Swift is not in the porn industry, but I got your attention. While she is not having sex on film, Taylor Swift, along with other entities such as Harvard, is buying up domain names to ensure she is not a casualty to the new surge of web page names, set to become available later […]

#SpeakBeautiful

While other companies are working to make sure that their own tweets are not offending anyone, Dove is taking the next step. Rather than focusing on their company’s image, Dove is trying to redefine the way their customers see themselves. Partnered with Twitter, the companies have begun to promote their #SpeakBeautiful campaign. The campaign is […]

Social Media and Its Illusion of Privacy

I think ever since I made my first Facebook post some 8 years ago, the biggest concern I’ve had (and still have) is privacy. The fear of having whatever you post on Twitter, Facebook and many other social media medium, being permanent marked on the history/database of the social media or world wide web has […]

Facebook, Twitter, and Insta, Oh My!

As I sit here contemplating my initial thoughts on social media, I notice I am simultaneously looking at not one, not two, but three different social media platforms. I have my Facebook pulled up on my web browser, I am glancing through the explore table of my Instagram account, while also intermittently checking my Snapchat […]

Badges for Learning: Gamification and Education

After yesterday’s class discussion on gamification and it’s potential in the education space, I decided to learn more. My quest to learn more is driven by pure curiosity, my experience as an AmeriCorps member in the public school system, and my public policy studies in education. Gamification in the business space: I’ve learned that gamification […]

Ways Teachers use Social Media in the Classroom

As students of MI621, we have all witnessed the tools that @profkane has implemented and the positive environment it has created.  It has been a great experience, and I have enjoyed being introduced to a lot of new social media tools (including Twitter) and techniques.  Boston College is a world-class university so it only makes […]

Social Media: The Next Big Thing in Education

If someone told me back in 2009—when I got my first Twitter account—that I would one day be tweeting on a daily basis for a college class, I would have cried blasphemy. Twitter was for fun, not for school! It was for meaningless updates on people’s lives, not for learning! And yet now, here I […]

Defense Against the Dark Arts: The University’s Last Lecture

I’m an insider, but an outsider.  As a PhD student studying higher education, and as someone who has worked in colleges and universities his entire life, I’m completely comfortable in the classroom and in being surrounded by students.   This semester, however, I’m an immigrant in a foreign land.  I’m taking a course in the business […]