When No One Knows Who You Are: Anonymity, Apps, and Accountability

with Eric Stoller

About This Course

Join Eric Stoller, NASPA's Expert in Residence in Higher Education Technology in a live briefing to discuss the latest trends, news, and strategies about anonymous geo-social apps and what it means for your campus/professional practice.

About

The advent of geo-social, anonymous apps has caused ripples throughout our campus communities over the past years and complicates the ongoing work of helping our students (and ourselves) manage our complex, nuanced, and evolving digital identities.

The growth of social media sites, apps, and channels has fostered communication and connection in a variety of educationally relevant ways. However, anonymous versions of these platforms are a unique mobile social genre that require additional exploration and experimentation. As student affairs practitioners, it is our responsibility to educate, inform, and lead when it comes to these new technologies.

Join Eric Stoller, NASPA's Expert in Residence in Higher Education Technology in a live briefing to discuss the latest trends, news, and strategies about anonymous geo-social apps and what it means for your campus/professional practice.

Content for this live-briefing will include the following:

  • Building Community - How your student affairs division, unit, department, and/or office utilize anonymous geo-social apps for community-building and engagement.
  • Multiple Voices, Dialogue, and Moderation - Key things to consider when working with students, staff, and faculty in this new mobile communications medium.
  •  A Place for Learning, Support, and Discourse - Where we are and where we can be when it comes to using these apps for both challenge, support, and accountability.
  • A Reflection of Our Community - Examples of how communities have come together to support one another and how student affairs staff can use these tools for effective social listening.