If Facebook Worked Like Blackboard

David Wiley, iterating toward openness, Oct 03, 2008
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This post shows so clearly the difference between the educational mindset and the open learning mindset (another from David Wiley, who is on a roll): "Imagine if every fifteen weeks Facebook:
  • shut down all the groups you belonged to,
  • deleted all your forum posts,
  • removed all the photos, videos, and other files you had shared, and
  • forgot who your friends were.
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