Impact of new media on… teachers!

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Lengthy article in today’s Guardian about the ways in which new technologies are blurring the boundaries between teachers and students. It’s a shame to think that opportunities to use new media as a teaching tool are likely to be missed due to moral panics like this.

But behind these headline-grabbing scandals lies a more mundane reality for teachers today, which, while it cannot excuse such incidents, may perhaps go part of the way to explaining them: in parallel with the steady erosion of formality in society as a whole, new ways of communicating including email, text messaging and social networking sites are radically altering the relationship between pupils and teachers.

via Blurred boundaries for teachers.

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