Tuesday, 4 September 2007

The Smell of Fear

Well, here we are at another ALT conference! For fun, I'm going to count the number of times I hear a speaker say something along the lines of "I've got a 17-year old daughter/son/nephew/etc. and I just don't understand what they do when they're online". So far, after 3 talks and some introductory sessions, I've heard this three times.

I noticed this at our last conference back in June in Hertfordshire as well. There seems to be this sense of fear that we don't understand what young folks do when they're online these days, and I'm sometimes worried that this fear is being too much of a driver in e-Learning at the moment. "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater" is a cliché that springs to mind!

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