This re-blog asks the question of whether we should be “friending” our students in social media platforms, such as Facebook or Twitter.
This begs a really controversial and ambiguous question that most instructors ask themselves. I know many teachers who are friends with their students, without any seeming fallout from “two worlds colliding.” However, I also know many teachers who are adamantly opposed to “friending” students on Facebook or Twitter, because they fear and are skeptical of the intersection of the academic and personal worlds, for many different reasons. Where do you stand? Do you friend/follow, and why? Or why not?