Christopher Dawson

Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.

Latest Posts

Just how dangerous is MySpace?

Schools and parents struggle with the MySpace phenomenon in trying to decide how to punish kids who abuse others online, whether allowing access exposes kids to danger, and whether to block access entirely.

March 6, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


India's EDUSAT dedicated to education

The US may be willing to let India into the nuclear club, but there's one space race where the developing nation has far outpaced America -- education satellites.

March 2, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Why lifecycle management is critical

While I might quibble with Christopher Dawson's choice of entry-level PCs the points he makes are right on. Christopher alludes to lifecycle management but doesn't really explain why it is so important.

March 2, 2006 by Marc Wagner


Superintendents gone wild

A few posts back I promised a scary story, one in which clueless technophobic administrative types handled an enterprise-wide IT rollout. Well here it is...

March 1, 2006 by Christopher Dawson


iTunes demo sites and gripes

Some links to some nice uses of iTunes U on campuses and some bloggers complain about lack of openness, both technical and communicative.

February 28, 2006 by ZDNet Editor


Protecting copyright in an academic environment

Since its inception, copyright law has always recognized a certain amount of flexibility not only for purposes of teaching but also for purposes of comment and criticism and for news reporting. Since the 1970's, a "fair use" doctrine has been codified into U.

February 27, 2006 by Marc Wagner