Late last night I received a phone call from my friend Kerri, who some of you know from University. Kerri broke the news to me that two very special people were killed in a tragic accident yesterday afternoon. I was left in shock and unable to concentrate as the meaning of all this sunk in. What makes this especially tragic for me is that I was related to these special people.
I met up with Kerri this morning for a coffee and to console each other, when she told me that her daughter found out about the deaths on facebook. I was again shocked and left speechless, as the reality of the digital age set in. Technology definitely has its place in society and education, however I feel that students should be taught that digital is not always the way to go. Information of such a sensitive nature should be broken in a much more dignified and gentle way.
We are teaching Netiquette, what about etiquette.
That is my technological gripe for this year.