Blogging Concerns in Education

Well, I feel that I’m being repetitive in my opinion, but privacy is a huge concern of mine, but I will save that for another time. My concern with blogs is honesty. I have used blogs in classes before with overall positive results. However, I have come across some issues that need to be addressed, mainly on privacy and civility. The bottom line (for me) is this; students need supervision. I worry about cyber-bullying and about free thought. In an environment where everyone can ready everyone else’s opinion how are we to know that the opinion in genuine? It is certainly not beyond the realm of possibility that students are not expressing their true thoughts and opinions because they are worried what other might think.

My 2 cents,


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