Very Cool

February 21, 2005 § Leave a comment

I’m very enthusiastic about how many people in the department are ‘into’ blogs. At first, I thought I’d be the only one. I’m excited to see so much interest. I really think that this could be the beginning of a huge change in education. I also think it’s up to us, as technologists, to allow people to flow with this and not get too caught up in the red tape and regulation that usually surrounds good ideas. Many a good idea has been ruined because of too much control being placed on what people can do with it. Instead of placing rules and regulations, let’s just remind teachers of the policies already in place, and make sure they’re using common sense when using this new tool. The rules will write themselves. We can’t be afraid of what teachers and kids might do with this tool, or we may end up stifling creativity and innovation in using it.

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