This morning's digital edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education featured a story that is such a cheesy, headline-seeking piece of writing that I simply can't help calling the question - Do you guys really call this kind of brand-mongering, SEO-sucking, sensational silliness "journalism"???
Maybe I do have a soft spot for my former employer. I'm not shy about being an Adobe Systems products fangirl. Well, some products, anyway. Nonetheless, to lead with a headline about how Flash threatens the security of student records, citing a research study that is unavailable for public review that looks for ways to hack code and then suggest that Flash is at fault for the servers under faculty desks that university IT cannot control. Wha-a-a-???? That just seems over the top to me. But maybe I am being old-fashioned.
Here, take a look and see what YOU think:
I will say that I was glad to see that the letters posted to the article have been calling the same general questions that I am, so I don't think I am too far off base.
With all the real issues that education needs to deal with where learning technologies are concerned this just seems like a sad way to distract from things that really matter.
Thank you for letting me share. I feel much better.
Have a great weekend.