Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Un-networking Principle

Blocked Site

The site http://www.skype.com/go/joinpublicchat?skypename=sridgway1&topic=FLNW08 - Beth Kanter&blob=jyzxPQI-GdLeE0ut89akjFtP4_SIu150cJ9IWSydUbakMgzJtzpA-1m6pmZIPHpSjj6vgg is blocked.

It has been classified in the category/ies Web Phone


Yes .....Skype can be construed as being a web phone but that's the idea....and yes we have spent years exploring this concept as part of my working duties to show how and enable connections with others using these tools.

So....what I "feel" is excluded. Not able to be included.

I'm sure many people "feel" this as well. This is not a complaint.

I'm exploring ways to demistify why Skype is a good tool for education and not a threat to the controls that would otherwise thwart an organisations mandate.

Connections matter.

What does it mean for you to be living and working in a networked world faced with such challenges ?

1 comment:

Leigh Blackall said...

what does it mean? Here and now it means that out in the real world there are far less controls than in the simulated world of education