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Ethical Social Media

Social media connects us across space and time, allowing us to find like-minded communities and participate creatively in public life as never before. We may often use social media without thinking much about the possible consequences. But there is a shadow side associated with social media use, which takes the form of hate speech, increased surveillance, lack of anonymity and questionable use of our data. What do we need to know to use social media spaces effectively, in a way that is safe and productive for all? This course will guide you into a deeper exploration of online identity, social media communities and their users. You will examine the ways that social media is being used by public institutions such as government to build participation and conversation with audiences. You will encounter the most common ethical debates in social media. You will also have the opportunity to build your practical skills by developing your professional social media profile, defining your audience, building your social media influence and understanding how to interpret data analytics to "listen" and communicate well.

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Rating 3.4 based on 7 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From The University of Sydney via Coursera
Instructor Dr Jonathon Hutchinson
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Language English
Subjects Social Sciences
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society

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aspects concerning ethics in one review

This course gives a great overview of the aspects concerning ethics you have to keep in mind while working with social media.

issues like privacy in one review

This course has helped me to get a better grip on issues like privacy and accessibility.

more ethical universities in one review

There are many much better courses on coursera from, ironically, more ethical universities.

new way.i liked in one review

This course gave me the opportunity to think about social media in a new way.I liked the lesson number 4 because it was the most "practical".

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This means that there is no free options and also, if you pay for the course there will be limited students to interact with and discuss topics.

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Getting assignments graded was also impossible as there were not enough students to peer review.

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Coursera

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The University of Sydney

Rating 3.4 based on 7 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 2-3 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (next week)
Cost $49
From The University of Sydney via Coursera
Instructor Dr Jonathon Hutchinson
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Social Sciences
Tags Social Sciences Governance And Society