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

Creating a Campus-Wide Student Initiative

Considerations for Adoption

A campus-wide student initiative increases the reach of digital identity education by creating more touch points with students. Collaboration between academic affairs and student affairs can further expand programming possibilities.

Yet some staff may resist having to conduct additional programming on top of their busy schedules. Without support from senior leaders, a large-scale initiative may not generate the buy-in required to succeed. Finally, any digital identity initiative will require regular practitioners to devote time and energy to updating information and resources as technology evolves.

Despite the challenges, campus-wide student initiatives are the most effective ways to reach a broad range of students and connect their use of social media to institutional learning outcomes.

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A Lesson in Digital Identity on Campus and After Graduation

Preparing Staff for Digital Identity Education