IGNITE Session

Cyber Hippies or Digital Thugs: The Rise of Hactivism on the College Campus


General Session IV
Fri 10:30 am – 11:15 am

Hactivism is the use of hacking to promote social agendas. College students, frustrated by antiquated forms of protest, are turning to hacking as a means of self-expression. This presentation will provide information about identifying markers of various groups, the potential campus impact, and methods to promote a positive culture of white hat hacking.

Beth Ritter-Guth
Director of Instructional Design
Union County College

Beth Ritter-Guth is the Director of Instructional Design at Union County College. She helps faculty identify new technologies to use in the classroom and is a specialist in web technologies, ethical practices for instructors, gamification, virtual worlds, and gaming. She has earned several teaching awards, and her benchmark work using virtual worlds to teach college literature has been documented by The Chronicle of Higher Education, America Online, and USA Today.