Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community
A helpful look at the other side of the blog blocking debate as Miguel Guhlin reposts an entry by Nancy Willard (who is very well versed in this discussion) from WWWEDU. The post, basically, is a list of the things that can go wrong with school blogs, everything from bullying to defamation to copyright infringement. Like all powerful technologies, blogs have their less than harmless uses, and it is this that parents and teachers take into account when advocating for their control. Not that I think the correct response is to simply block them. But we should be sympathetic with the argument and its proponents.

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