Tech Therapy

Episode 78: A Writing Class Takes on Cyberbullies

Jie Gu, USC

Mark Marino
December 07, 2010

In what could be considered a model of using off-the-shelf tech tools for a high-impact class project, a writing class spent the fall semester creating resources to help victims of online bullies. The Tech Therapy team talks with Mark Marino, an assistant professor of writing at University of Southern California who led the effort, and one of his students about their online campaign.

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Links mentioned in this episode: Facebook page to fight cyberbullying created by the USC writing class | After-school program the students worked with | Chronicle coverage, of the Rutgers incident

Each month, The Chronicle's Tech Therapy podcast offers analysis and advice on what the latest gadgets and buzzwords mean for professors, administrators, and students. Join hosts Jeff Young, a Chronicle reporter, and Warren Arbogast, a technology consultant who works with colleges, for a lively discussion—as well as interviews with leading thinkers in technology.