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Disclaimer This guidebook is to provide general information and sample cases to regarding technology in higher education preventing an individual from any legal discrepancies that could arise in higher education. This guidebook also highlights issues of the definition and nuances of electronic communication, plagiarism, distance and web learning, as well as the purpose of technology in higher education. However, this guidebook should in no way be relied upon as legal advice for stakeholders as means to structure including legal information, legal advice and legal representation. Legal advice should always be sought to a certified legal authority and professional.


It is hard to believe that over a century ago business professionals, educators, high school and college students were writing letters with a pen and ink, making telephone calls on a land line phone, and physically making home visits to family and friends. In today’s society, texting has replaced phone calls, picture and video messaging has replaced face to face conversation, emails has replaced letter writing and social networking is changing the face of how electronic communication is viewed along and administered.

Electronic communication has led the way in this new millennium of communication and because technology is changing so rapidly, student affairs professionals must stay on top of what electronic communication is. And how electronic communication is relevant to students, our professions, to the university as well as the best way to understand what legal ramifications which may develop from it.

This guidebook will provide several subjects of technology involving technology: Electronic communication, plagiarism regarding electronic communication, distance and web learning as well as social networking, as well as the purpose of technology in higher education.


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