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Ethics and Social Media:
Blurring the Boundaries in the Virtual World

Social media are transforming everything we do. This lunchtime presentation will focus on the boundaries between public and private conversations and the ethical issues that arise as the nature of public communication evolves.

CCEPA Research Fellow, Amy Thurlow, Mount Saint Vincent University, will discuss the results of her research on the transformation of the university classroom as a result of the virtual interaction available to students today. Specific to this research, the literature on social media in education raises the ethical consideration of the responsibility of academic departments to address the challenges students face in determining what constitutes "appropriate" communication in a social media context.

Amy will be joined by Heidi Weigand, Senior Consultant at the Saint Mary's University Business Development Centre, who will offer a response. She will also present aspects of her own work on how social media affect performance management in companies and the impact on motivation and morale, and the attendant ethical implications.

Friday, January 27th, 12:00 pm - 1:30pm
CCEPA Boardroom, 630 Francklyn Street, Halifax

» Download Amy Thurlow's slides from this presentation (PowerPoint 450 kb)

CCEPA is a joint initiative of The Atlantic School of Theology and Saint Mary's University .

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