A recent blog post from the Chronicle of Higher Education discusses the differences between social networking sites Facebook and Google+, and some of the potential uses for Google+ in the classroom:
Facebook does allow some selective sharing, but doing so is difficult to master. As a result, many professors have decided to reserve Facebook for personal communications rather than use it for teaching and research… In Google Plus, users can assign each new contact to a “circle” and can create as many circles as they like. Each time they post an update, they can easily select which circles get to see it.
See also an article from journalism professor Jeremy Littau on “Why Lehigh (and every other) University needs to be on Gplus. Now.” His explanation includes a plan to hold virtual office hours using the Google+ Hangout feature.
The VRC will close at 2pm on Wednesday, November 24th and will remain closed through the end of the week for the Thanksgiving holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!
Emergency scans are any images needed in less than two weeks. For the Fall 2010 quarter, emergency scanning hours are from 2pm-4pm, Monday through Friday. These are the hours during which students and staff are guaranteed to be available for rush orders. Please keep in mind that emergency scans are limited to ten per requester, per week. They will be delivered via an emailed link to Webshare.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the VRC.