Thursday, September 18, 2008
Live Blogging in Class?
A great article showed up via the Assorted Stuff blog. A student is being reprimanded for blogging and Tweeting about her class...her journalism class. The class name: "Reporting Gen Y." Is it a bad thing? I have felt bad for the presenter about the live blogging during a presentation. Especially when they are Ustreaming, the comments and back channel sometimes seems a little out of control. I know this issue was mentioned during NECC, but I guess we shouldn't be surprised that it has come to this. Should a student be able to live blog or tweet during a class? Does it take away from what's going on? I don't feel I pay complete attention during a presentation if I'm more worried about the live blog. But I don't know if it is a bad thing. With all of the focus from major media outlets of spreading user generated content (or what I like to call cheap labor), we shouldn't be surprised that it has made it into education. I'd love to hear how you feel about that.