Friday, October 30, 2009
PLN12: Footprints in the Digital Age
“Footprints in the Digital Age,” by Will Richardson tells about how students find things out on their own instead of being taught them, this is important because learning this way doesn’t allow any room for error. Students hear about social networking sites by their friends and automatically join, instead of doing some research on their own. This similar to drinking an unknown liquid that a friend gave them without trying to figure out what the liquid is or if it is dangerous. A lot of the time the new idea or in this case a website will be passed around very quickly without any tests done by any users. The point is that there is nothing wrong with joining a new networking site, but it is wrong to join because your friends are doing it without any research.