Monday, June 12, 2006

MySpace or SchoolSpace?

Dave asked last week: Why worry about Myspace/Facebook?
"The thing is, education is never going to be as attractive for most as sex, music, relationships and so on - so why even bother wasting time thinking about it? Surely the question is; how can we utilise the potential this connective software has given us to enhance formal and informal learning for those who want to use it?"
He summarizes some of the recent discussion about attempts to adopt/integrate/co-opt the success of social-networking sites like MySpace and The Facebook for educational use in schools. Although he's finding it a "little dull" , I think it he's hitting something important here, and we've been continuing the discussion in the comments section of his post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Exactly right