Thursday, September 18, 2008

[TIPS] Blogging about a class - VERY interesting

Just read this post from Tim Stahmer in his Assorted Stuff blog: http://www.assortedstuff.com/?p=2766

A student in a college class was blogging about the class. The professor took exception to it.

But here’s an interesting point, I think. Isn’t the point of blogging to create and participate in the conversation about the blog post? Let’s assume that the student is blogging about the topic of the class and NOT about how lame the professor is. If that happened with one of MY students I’d be THRILLED! I’d encourage others to read the blog and comment. Isn’t that what it’s all about?

But then, what if the student WAS prof-bashing? Should there be a rule that says you can blog, but only positive blogs? Or, is that an infringement on 1st amendment rights?

Interesting article. Check it out.

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