A New Perspective

Social Media, Digital Identity, and Student Learning Outcomes

Topics: Social Media, Student Experience, Student Affairs, Student Retention and Success, Career Services, Academic Support Programs, Academic Integrity and Student Conduct, Student Health and Wellness, Academic Planning, Academic Affairs

A Lesson in Digital Identity on Campus and After Graduation

A Domain of One’s Own Builds Student Skills and Keeps Alumni Connected to UMW

A Domain of One’s Own helps students establish a central hub for showcasing their work. It also gives them more control over their digital identity. Additionally, A Domain of One’s Own overcomes the translation challenge faced by e-portfolios. Students sometimes struggle to communicate the value of their e-portfolio to employers or graduate schools, but their personal websites are easy to understand and access.

The university also uses A Domain of One’s Own to maintain long-term relationships with students. For a small fee paid by alumni, the institution will continue to host the domain, which can create opportunities for engagement and fundraising.

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Fostering Experiential Learning Online

Creating a Campus-Wide Student Initiative