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Quigley, Kaitlin A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The internet plays an increasingly important role in the lives of contemporary college students. Use of social media and other forms of electronic communication have fundamentally changed the ways in which students interact with others. Often, students' online speech can lead to disciplinary action against them. This study considers the current…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, College Students, Constitutional Law, Internet
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Smith, Elizabeth S.; Bressler, Alison – Journal of Political Science Education, 2013
Rancorous dialogue among political opponents is nothing new in the American political system. However, in the past two decades or so, pundits and scholars have noted an increase in the overall intensity and frequency of incivility among elected officials and citizens. At the collegiate level, many universities have undertaken some form of civility…
Descriptors: Persuasive Discourse, Asynchronous Communication, Case Studies, Internet
Silverglate, Harvey A.; French, David; Lukianoff, Greg – Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
Since its first publication in 2005, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has distributed more than 138,000 print and online copies of its "Guide to Free Speech on Campus." In that time, FIRE's commitment to advocating on behalf of the essential rights discussed in the pages that follow has remained unwavering;…
Descriptors: Student Rights, Freedom of Speech, Campuses, College Students
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2012
The U.S. Supreme Court has called America's colleges and universities "vital centers for the Nation's intellectual life," but the reality today is that many of these institutions severely restrict free speech and open debate. Speech codes--policies prohibiting student and faculty speech that would, outside the bounds of campus, be…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Hutchens, Neal – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2012
Online activities increasingly represent a common part of the student experience. Along with seeking to engage students in positive ways in relation to their online activities, colleges and universities must also deal with instances of when students' online expression potentially violates campus conduct standards. This article provides a review of…
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Internet, Legal Responsibility, Computer Mediated Communication
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2011
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and accompanying report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Shoemaker, Adam – Cambridge Journal of Education, 2011
This paper explores creative responses to global educational, financial and ethical crises. The focus is the potential intersection between academic, Internet and media freedoms. At base, it asks whether there are rights (of definition, use and control) associated with each of these. For instance, is unfettered access to the Internet a human right…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Internet, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (NJ1), 2010
Each year, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) conducts a rigorous survey of restrictions on speech at America's colleges and universities. The survey and resulting report explore the extent to which schools are meeting their legal and moral obligations to uphold students' and faculty members' rights to freedom of speech,…
Descriptors: Freedom of Speech, Constitutional Law, Public Colleges, Private Colleges
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Rife, Martine Courant – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2010
This article explores some of the legal and law-related challenges educators face in designing, implementing, and sustaining globally networked learning environments (GNLEs) in the context of conflicting international laws on intellectual property and censorship/free speech. By discussing cases and areas involving such legal issues, the article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Problems, Plagiarism, Copyrights
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Peslak, Alan R. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2010
One of the most important topics for today's information technology professional is the study of legal and regulatory issues as they relate to privacy and security of personal and business data and identification. This manuscript describes the topics and approach taken by the instructors that focuses on independent research of source documents and…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Computer Security, Electronic Publishing
Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2009
In the midst of growing controversy over the limits of student expression on the Internet, a federal trial court in Pennsylvania addressed the extent to which education officials can restrict the ability of student teachers and, by extension, teachers and other school employees, to exercise their rights to free speech on Internet social networking…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Legal Problems, Cooperating Teachers, Internet
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La Roche, Claire Reeves; Flanigan, Mary A.; La Roche, St. Clair Reeves – Journal of College Teaching & Learning, 2009
Facebook is one of the fastest growing applications of the Internet. Social networking via Facebook provides a popular way for students and others to connect with a wide audience and expand their circle of friends. Facebook account holders have been denied admission to universities, not hired for jobs, lost scholarships, been disciplined by…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Internet, Web Sites, Social Networks
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Jackson, Brian; Wallin, Jon – College Composition and Communication, 2009
Web 2.0 applications such as YouTube have made it likely that students participate in online back-and-forth exchanges that influence their rhetorical literacy. Because of the back-and-forth nature of online communities, we turn to the procedural, critical, and progressive qualities of dialectic as a means of accounting for what makes public…
Descriptors: Internet, Web Sites, Electronic Publishing, Computer Mediated Communication
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Davies, Mark R.; Lee, Barbara A. – Education and the Law, 2008
This paper provides a comparative snapshot of the current state of the law in the US and UK with respect to potential liability of university and college students for use (and misuse) of social networking sites. It reviews the limited case law on this topic, highlights the differences in the two nations' laws of defamation and the various possible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Networks, College Students, Web Sites
Pannapacker, W. A. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The memory of the academy is long, and its scope is national. Disagreements of no real consequence are remembered for entire careers, mutating and multiplying among allies and advisees into a kind of poisonous gas that can sour the air of an entire sector of the profession for generations. The author maintains that there is no other profession,…
Descriptors: Reputation, Internet, College Faculty, Freedom of Speech
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