Archive for March, 2009

Traditional Filtering vs. Education Web 2.0

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I am seeking opinion on the issues your filtering systems have created in your schools.

I am developing a white paper and webinar for a client on the heated topic of Filtering blocking Web 2.0 applications. The core of the document states that we need solutions that the average teacher can do and that Traditional Filtering system was never designed to handle collaborative technologies. The result of limitation is that IT departments find themselves forced to make curriculum choices while at the same time professional educators have had the freedom of class content selection taken from them. In a way we threw the baby out with the bath water.

I just attended a conference where administrators were so excited about all they could do with You Tube, Blogs and Facebook while the speakers knew the school’s filter would not allow them to do most of what they saw in the conference.
Webinar and WHite Paper

I am seeking comments on how you handle these issues.
I will put this webinar online in a few weeks. I would love to hear your input.

Richard Close
Chrysalis Campaign
New Milford CT