Teaching and learning with computers has been going on since at least the 1960s, and Stanford professors Pat Suppes and Dick Atkinson used computers in a California elementary school classroom to help students learn at their own pace. Their experiment, as outlined in a 1967 Life magazine article, shows that much of how we think about technology in education has stayed the same.
The more that instructors incorporate online writing assignments into their courses, the more we need to think about the issues surrounding student-produced Web content. One of these issues is that of ensuring students’ privacy online while having them produce public-facing online work. So, what exactly is the concern for student-produced Web projects, and what can we do as instructors to protect our students’ privacy?
“Have you ever forgotten your password?” password manager 1Password’s website asks. “Why yes,” you say, because of course the answer is yes — if you’ve ever changed a password, had multiple passwords like a good citizen concerned about security, or, really, used a computer in the past 10 years — you’ve probably forgotten a password at some point. Well, 1Password promises to help you out with that. I decided to give it a try due to John’s post about passwords, and Evan’s comment recommending 1Password, and it did indeed help me out.