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.
News and analysis on IT and computing in the education sector.
Chris Dawson is a freelance writer, consultant, and policy advocate with 20 years of experience in education, technology, and the intersection of the two.
David Warlick writes that the same educators who were all over the Net in the early 1990s are watching Web 2.0 slide on by. Is that a problem?
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.
A librarian says universities need to accomodate today's multitasking youth. Others say it's kids who need to get with the age-old program.
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.
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...
What started as a new media learning experience is rapidly turning into an education in copyright law.
Logging student activity helps administrators quickly understand who's lagging behind. Coming next: automated intervention tools that can reduce drop-out rates.
Some links to some nice uses of iTunes U on campuses and some bloggers complain about lack of openness, both technical and communicative.
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.