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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. 

1 comment:

Jalayne said...

Love your stuff! I've done the live blogging while at NETA but of course it was on sharing the content of the speaker. It does distract some but one the other hand you remember more since you actually posted about it. Technology can't be stopped!