Social media & web tools for teaching
Collaboration tools can enhance the learning environment, but it is important to ensure that any tool used in teaching is compliant with FERPA, the Federal law governing the management of student records. These tools can also raise concerns related to web security, content ownership, and confidentiality.
- Content ownership concerns (e.g., are students required to give away or license their copyright interests in student-generated content?)
- Privacy concerns (e.g., can students control the distribution of their own content?)
- Content use for non-Stanford purposes (e.g., will the service provider keep a copy of the student-generated content for data-mining or other purposes?)