Canadian University Social Software Guidelines and Academic Freedom: An Alarming Labour Trend

Taryn Lough;Toni Samek, Economics, Jul 31, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Most universities have adopted guidelines for the use of social media, but their reach and impact has not been benign, according to the authors. "The guidelines attempt to blur what is appropriate in what space, revealing a repressive impulse on the part of university administrations. These guidelines are read as obvious attempts to control rather than merely guide, and speak to the nature of institutional over-reach."

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