[IAEP] The Next Wave of Activity Sharing

Costello, Rob R Costello.Rob.R at edumail.vic.gov.au
Mon Jul 27 07:34:39 EDT 2009


don't know how the Scratch site has negotiated this on a legal front but sharing and remixing of student generated content seems to work pretty well there  ...half a million projects uploaded there  
http://scratch.mit.edu/
 
and that would be a tiny percentage of what is sitting on school networks etc
 
scratch is also cool i thats it one of the few places i can think of where all levels of expertise -beginner to expert - do form a user community ...getting that right is pretty rare
 
rob 

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From: iaep-bounces at lists.sugarlabs.org on behalf of Martin Langhoff
Sent: Sun 7/26/2009 7:09 PM
To: Tomeu Vizoso
Cc: iaep; devel at lists.laptop.org; Joshua Eddy; Bastien
Subject: Re: [IAEP] The Next Wave of Activity Sharing



On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Tomeu Vizoso<tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> That's what I was trying to explain ;) Though I do see some value in

It's a fantastic idea, but I have to concur with Tomeu -- make it work
_local_ (with the XS for example, though it doesn't have to be), and
from there push it upstream if possible, but *let users control this
explicitly*.

My long term plan (if I ever get to it!) is to do something like this
with Moodle+Mahara. Or perhaps Moodle->Moodle. So I'd love to see this
done.

When I write "let users control this explicitly", I mean: let kids
share this with their local (and safe) group, and let them choose to
publish more widely (to the internet) with the input from adults
(teachers, parents).

We had almost identical discussions with the "edublog" team, they
wanted to have kids blog directly to the internet. As things
progressed they realised it was a bad idea. Do search the discussion
lists for edublog to have more background.

In some countries, beyond being a bad idea, it is illegal. In the US
at least there are serious laws that will get teachers and schools
into lots of trouble if kids' privacy is breached. And yes, Internet
=== Breach of privacy.

cheers,



m
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