I agree with comments regarding policing of the scale of access that is available to students regarding the net. There is no doubt that student learning spaces will challenge the way we as learning managers go about the simplest LMP'S. i cant help but think though that technology has overtaken education's offer to explore it, the perception that private schools are placing more trust or responsibilities in their students as apposed to the public sector, is a reflection perhaps on the resources they are provided with.
If there was a program that contained a nationally accepted degree of information outlined by the ICT Acceptable Use Agreements (Department of Education, 2008) that schools could implement in their libraries and systems, then students with the ability to tap into that, via their phones, pods, or personal computers could access the wealth of information that is relevant to their learning experience. At this point they are missing out on so many education avenues because of the there learning environment, discrimination??
In any case, there will be those who use the technology in the wrong way but, hands up who has manipulated a over head projector to portray more then it was designed to..
Its our responsibility as teachers, just like parents, to provide knowledge and the more tools we have to do so the better.
thanks for reading..
Department of Education, (2008) Web filtering policy. Retrieved on July 27, 2009. From http://www.education.tas.gov.au/school/health/websafety/support-for-parents