[Offtopic] Blogging Guidelines for Staff/Students

victor rajewski askvictor at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 14:14:54 EST 2007

On 8/27/07, Therese Keane <Therese.Keane at genazzano.vic.edu.au> wrote:
> Thanks Vic - With staff, I would rather give them some guidelines at an
> offical level such as:
> 1.    The College has jurisdiction of authority over blog sites that staff
> would like to be made publicly accessible to its parents.
> 2.    Like official college letter heads, blog sites have to meet College
> endorsed presentation requirements (e.g. graphics).
> 3.    Blog entries from staff are to reflect the college's vision, mission
> and values.
> 4.    Blog entries must avoid making reference to personal details of the
> teacher or students.
> I would like to provide as many as possible so that staff members do not
> exploit loopholes.

I hadn't noticed the bit about staff, though I would consider a
similar approach to the one for students.

I don't like the sound of that last sentence - what exactly are you
trying to achieve by getting your staff blogging? If you want to use
blogs as a genuine and successful reflection tool, then I don't think
an approach like this will get there. If you prevent staff from
blogging critically about the school with their name attached, they
will just do the same under a pseudonym.


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