The bebo classroom – unleashing creativity

this is fairly old now in internet terms – over 18 months – but I was researching education and behaviour so this hit a chord. Ewan McIntosh’s edublog argues the case for schools, naturally suspicious of new technology, to embrace and allow students to use the social media they are immersed in once they leave the school gates (or follow the Canute like businesses who restrict access to social media on productivity or specious commercial grounds).

See also his “Social media creates open education” keynote and commentary on “Bebo-boomers” (and his quote from John Hunter – “Dont think, try” – hmm, could use that at work).

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One response to “The bebo classroom – unleashing creativity

  1. Although Bebo, Facebook etc have age limit restrictions set at 13, (14 for Myspace) so most young users lie about their age to set up accounts… In today’s on-line world, should these restrictions be lifted (or reduced?)

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