Well, If They'Re Already Using It ...

Andy Guess, Inside Higher Ed, Oct 25, 2007
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article begins by posing the question fo whether universities should attempt to block students' use of Web 2.0 services or whether it should embrace them. It them answers its own question by looking in more detail at the way Northwestern University outsources its student email account handling to Google Mail. It's an interesting arrangement, and the marketing (with a captive audience) is obviously very effective. We are given assurances about privacy and security and informed that students just forward their email anyways. Still...
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