Friday, November 6, 2009

The problem with Social networking platforms

To illustrate the point made in my last posting, you just need to look at the article in the Herald today (6/11/2009):

Facebook, MySpace users hit by cyber attacks 

This is one of the reasons why I would be uncomfortable to use these potentially good tools in my day-to-day teaching of young adults who are so sure that it only happens to other people. 

You must also consider your legal position if students who are victim of these attacks blame you for having to use those tools for their courses. 


  1. At the same time, I believe that you must ask yourself how/if/why you are reducing the opportunities for learning by not facilitating social networking...sorry, Herve...don't mean to look as if I am picking on you...I guess we have to come to a middle point...and sort of compromise :)

  2. I probably need to see SNP in action for teaching and learning to realise what their full potential is. At the same time, there are a range of other tools available which I believe allow me to achieve the same purpose with less potential problems.