Sunday, April 23, 2006

MySpace Banned at Del Mar College

Del Mar College has banned the popular website MySpace.com. The reason given was that 40% of the campus's daily bandwidth was used to go to the site and the community college prefers to have the ability to teach classes online.

Why not just hire more teachers and have more real classes? When I was in school, no teacher usually meant no me or me there but looking at MySpace instead of watching some 1970's film on duck and cover.

3 Comments:

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Xpatriated Texan said...

Ah, my alma mater (well, sort of). There's a lot of reasons to have classes online. First, and most importantly to the school, it's cheaper. They don't have to build a building or heat and cool a building and they are probably hiring an adjunt to work for about 40% of a tenure track professor. Second, it provides a very flexible schedule for students. Most of DMC's students also work full-time - not that they want to, but because the current state of educational "assistance" is not enough to live on and is loans that you have to pay back anyway.

Seems a bit like nit-picking to me, though. I doubt that students will immediately go to the Blackboard system since they can't use MySpace. More than likely, some interprising young person will start a local version of it.

XT

 
At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Karl-T said...

Wonder what University of Phoenix is going to do now. :)

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger COMM-D said...

NEISD right here in SA did it too!

 

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