Steven Crane is an Associate Professor of Economics. He has written an article for the Marquette Tribune entitled Posts on Weblogs may have unforseen consequences. His message for all students is “Think before you post!” He refers to e-mail, IM buddies, Facebook.com, weblogs or even D2L. Good advice. He reminds students that once you post, it is out there for all to see. He points out that a post is out there for all to see and may be used in ways not intended. He gives examples about a club lacrosse team, a student who posted on a class discussion board about an economic decision using cost-benefit analysis. This example involved the student violating the law. The last example is about personal postings a dental student made on his blogs. He made some derogatory remarks about the school and his remarks are being seen as unprofessional behavior.
This reminded me of a former post I made about a student of mine. It’s an issue we need to have conversations about with our students.I just hope that the possiblilities and the potentials will not get lost in the shuffle. Peter says it best here:
Isn’t it great to have Peter back and blogging again?