Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Interaction online

I've been spending some time over at Blogical Minds where Anne has been encouraging her pupils to blog and has just set up a wiki to use some of my photos from Flickr as stimulus for creative writing. This obviates the need for the pupils to access Flickr directly - it seems this lack of enthusiasm for open net access on the part of the authorities (who are they, these timid people?) is not confined to Argyll and Bute but is alive and well in the land of the free. Ironic, isn't it?

Ewan posted a comment about the function of Web 2.0 in facilitating friendships based on mutual interests and respect, and I think he's right. Do you think it'd help if Dubya was a blogger?

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  1. There may be a bit of an ostrich complex in some of the administrators in Argyll & Bute, but if we keep shouting about it, then they will have to free things up. We need to keep pointing out the educational benefits to the people that have the final say (who are not educators) - we after all employ them to manage our service. I suppose that means we have the final say then?
    I for one will keep shouting about it - if we could get everyone to to do this, then they can't ignore it.

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  2. You have my full support on this one, Andrew!

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  3. Is there a way of shouting to the unwired? I don't mean the administrators - I'm thinking more of the public whose kids would benefit.

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  4. Is this a Soap-box moment, Mrs B?

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  5. I completely agree.

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  6. George - do you mean you agree I'm on a soap box? Shurely not .....

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