Wikileaks Iraq and Afghan War Diaries (note: since December 3, 2010, it has been impossible to reach the site through this URL. For more information on this, see here.) has once again dominated broadcast news in recent days, not only in the U.S., but elsewhere around the globe. Aside from the short- and long-term political, military and economic ramifications from the leak of these documents, one thing is clear: the Internet has made it extremely easy for anyone just about anywhere to virally disseminate information on a global scale.
So what does that mean for you, your colleagues and your students? In this week’s session we’ll take a look at concerns related to online rights and safety as reflected in the multiple perspectives found in our readings. We’ll discuss here how these issues impact us personally and professionally. We’ll all read In Defense of Open, Online Communication in Education by Jason Welker and divide up the rest of the readings among us. You’ll post a summary of your reading selection and your reaction to your reading, especially as it relates to our common reading for the week. During our Friday class we’ll have a chance to discuss this further and our first four presenters will share their class projects with us. I look forward to our Friday session and your blog posts here!