- Aug 2017
The Web We Need to Give Students
The title itself is expressive towards the fact that the educational system has been trying to come up with many ways to help students manage their understanding of the web in general.
some 170 bills proposed so far ...
Its no surprise tha tthe schools can share data with companies and researchers for their own benefits. Some of these actions are violations of privacy laws.
arguments that restrictions on data might hinder research or the development of learning analytics or data-driven educational software.
Unbelievable! The fact that there is actually a problem with the fact that students or anyone wants their privacy, but abusing companies and businesses can't handle invading others privacies is shocking. It seems to be a threat to have some privacy.
Is it crazy that this reminds me of how the government wants to control the human minds?
All the proof is there with telephone records, where the NSA breaches computers and cellphones of the public in order to see who they communicate with.
Countries like Ethiopia; the government controls what the people view on their TV screens. They have complete control of the internet and everything is vetted. Privacy laws has passed! Regardless, no one is safe. For example: Hackers have had access to celebrity iCloud accounts, and exposed everything.
The Domain of One’s Own initiative
Does it really protect our identities?
Virginia Woolf in 1929 famously demanded in A Room of One’s Own — the necessity of a personal place to write.
Great analogy! Comparing how sometimes people need to be in a room all on their own in order to clear their minds and focus on their thoughts on paper to also how they express themselves in the web is a good analogy.
... the Domains initiative provides students and faculty with their own Web domain.
So, the schools are promising complete privacy?
...the domain and all its content are the student’s to take with them.
To be able to be oneself is great. Most people feel as if their best selves are expressed online rather than real life face-to-face interactions.
Tumblr is a great example. Each page is unique to ones own self. That is what Tumblr sells, your own domain.
Everyone is different. Sounds exciting to see what my domain would look like.
Kids under 13 already have iPhones, iPads, tablets and laptops. They are very aware to the technology world at a very young age. This domain would most likely help them control what they showcase online, before they grow older. Leaving a trail of good data would benefit them in the future.
It teaches students and instructors how to use technology the right way.
What is appropriate, and what is not appropriate?
Seldom incluse students' input...
Students already developed rich social lives.
Google doc= easy access to share ones work.
Leaving data trails behind.
Understanding options on changes made?
Being educated on what your privacy options are on the internet is a good way of protecting your work.
Student own their own domain- learning portfolio can travel with them.
If the students started using this new domain earlier in their lives, there should be less problems in schools coming up with positive research when it comes to the growth of the students on their data usages.
School district IT is not the right steward for student work: the student is.
So to my understanding, if the student is in the school, one has to remember to move around the files saved in the domain. The school is not responsible for any data lost, because the student is responsible for all their work.
Much better position to control their work...
If all of this is true and valid, it should not be a big deal then for the student to post what ever they want on their domain. No matter how extreme, and excessive it seems, if that is how they view themselves, their domain would be as unique as their personalities.