sexta-feira, fevereiro 26, 2010

Too few schools are teaching cyber safety

Students aren’t getting enough instruction in school on how to use technology and the internet in a safe and responsible manner, a new poll suggests.
Released by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and supported by Microsoft Corp., the survey found fewer than one-fourth of U.S. teachers have spent more than six hours on any kind of professional development related to cyber ethics, safety, or security within the last 12 months.
More than half of teachers reported their school districts do not require these subjects as part of the K-12 curriculum, and only 35 percent said they’ve taught proper online conduct to their students.

Convinha que todos nós, professores, levassemos a questão da Segurança na Utilização da Internet a sério...

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segunda-feira, fevereiro 22, 2010


Does the aim of building knowledge societies make
any sense when history and anthropology teach us
that since ancient times, all societies have probably
been, each in its own way, knowledge societies?
Today, as in the past, the control of
knowledge can go hand in hand with serious
inequality, exclusion and social conflict. Knowledge
was long the exclusive domain of tight circles
of wise men and the initiated few.

Assim começa um livro muito interessante, da UNESCO, sobre a Sociedade do Conhecimento. Vale a pena ir lendo.

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sexta-feira, fevereiro 19, 2010

Teens and sexting

Quem se preocupa com a segurança dos jovens na utilização da Internet e de serviços de comunicação móveis (telemóvel, pda, etc) vale a pena ler e reflectir sobre este estudo.
As texting has become a centerpiece in teen social life, parents, educators and advocates have grown increasingly concerned about the role of cell phones in the sexual lives of teens and young adults. A new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 4% of cell-owning teens ages 12-17 say they have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images or videos of themselves to someone else via text messaging, a practice also known as “sexting”; 15% say they have received such images of someone they know via text message.

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quinta-feira, fevereiro 11, 2010

Foi apresentado o livro da Conferência "Creative Learning" que decorreu em Lisboa, em Outubro de 2009. Convido-vos a fazer a sua leitura selectiva, dada a variedade temática que contém.
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quarta-feira, fevereiro 03, 2010