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ERIC Number: EJ1023082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
Virtual Voices with Real-Life Consequences: Teaching Students about Cyber-Vetting
Hanasono, Lisa Kiyomi
Communication Teacher, v27 n4 p191-197 2013
Despite its pervasiveness, many students do not realize how online communication can impact their careers and relationships. Cyber-vetting occurs when people use online search engines, social networking sites, and other Internet tools to uncover information about others. Because cyber-vetting is a relatively new concept, most communication textbooks have yet to include information about it, and many instructors do not know how to teach their students systematically about the fundamentals of cyber-vetting. This activity aims to address these issues by providing the steps to teach students about the fundamentals of cyber-vetting. By completing this activity, students should be able to: (a) explain the importance and pervasiveness of cyber-vetting; (b) investigate how their identities are portrayed online; and (c) implement strategies to make their online personas more professional. This activity is suited for a variety of communication courses, including those that focus on business communication, social media, interviewing, interpersonal and organizational communication, communication ethics, and new media.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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