I've not really forgottom about this course, it's just been a bit hectic lately! Now that we're two weeks into the teaching and all that. How y'all doing? Thought I'd let you know about an article in today's Independent newspaper, Education Supplement entitled "Professors - Keep Out" by Harriet Swain. I'll try and be really clever and find a link to it in a minute. It's on page 8 and details some of the perceived socialogical impact of Facebook etc. and explores whether tutors ought to be 'invading' the space that students regard as their own.
had a rummage and found the link - http://student.independent.co.uk/university_life/article3068385.ece
Let's see if it works? By the way, I floated the idea of setting up a wiki with my criminal law students - first year undergrads. In two classes of about ten each, after the tumbleweed had blown accross the floor, there was a flicker of recognition about the concept and even some enthusiasm. This was quite a surprise, given that they're supposed to know about wikis etc. Anybody else come across this? I'll have to contact my module leader and see whether I can set up a wiki for the tutorial questions. My lot are quite chatty and I think it might work with them.
Good job this thing auto saves - just had a moment and lost what I was typing!! Better go, just remembered I've got some marking to do.