At my school, we’re looking at what our school policy on social networking between students and faculty should be.
Our initial inclination was to create a restriction between students and faculty ‘friending’ each other on social networks. arvind and I have discussed this on our webcast a number of times. For example: here and here. But then the exceptions happen:
1. I have used Flickr, a photo social network to collaborate with my students in photography.
2. Our student environmental club has used Facebook groups and invitations to plan events between students, faculty and parents.
Given the positives that can come out of social networks, does anyone have a policy that rides the appropriateness of use tight rope?
Your thoughts/comments are appreciated.
Here are some general AUP resources I have collected on the subject:
School Computing Wiki: http://schoolcomputing.wikia.com/wiki/Acceptable_Use_Policies
Photo from: http://flickr.com/photos/mkeefe/1457984966/