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November 11, 2007

Get out of my Face(book)

A much better title from George Siemens for the recent Guardian article referencing a JISC report showing students don't want teachers following them to their online hangouts. Yes, you heard it right, the Guardian discussing a JISC report!

Nice to see that my instincts on this were borne out by the research.

As a researcher who doesn't actually do any lecturing (for the time being) this isn't such a big deal, but I still don't quite get the dynamics for using Facebook within the research community; do I friend the PVC? Do I poke the head of faculty? Is it OK to throw sheep at people in other departments?

All of which tends to suggest we need other spaces where our culture defines an appropriate context. Or, in other words, Facebook isn't a Learning Network.

Via George Siemens, eLearnSpace

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