Ed Bilodeau

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# Notice (Oct 19/05): So ends my stay here on Blogger. This morning Google implemented an anti-spam 'feature' that forces me to answer a challenge phrase when I want to post to my own blog. No notice of the change, nothing. Worse is that it doesn't even work! I type the phrase, submit, "An error occured", post deleted. Damn you, Google. Chances are I will revive my blog somewhere else, sometime soon. I'll post the new coordinates here as soon as they become available. (BTW, I'm unable to post anything to my RSS stream, so I'd appreciate it if readers could spread the word and ask people to take a look at this notice)

Update (Oct 19/05, ~noon): After a frustrating few hours (and not just trying out alternatives to Blogger), I've decided that this is a good time to take a break from all this. A day? A week? Who knows. But I need to step away from it before I pass a heavy magnet over the whole mess.

Update 2: According to this post, the reason I'm seeing the CAPTCHA (challenge phrase) is that Blogger has classified my blog as spam. Thanks. User for five years and now I'm spam. I searched the Blogger site, but there is no mention of how to get the spam flag turned off. There is also no way of contacting anyone at Blogger. Wow. Spam they say I am, so spam I must be. Maybe it is time to take a break.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Update #2: Student anonymity in open learning environments : Just to put the cap on the issue of student anonymity in open learning environments I raised back in November, we had a meeting back in January where it was decided that this was a real and important issue.

While the existing policies already address the issue, it was felt that teachers may not make the link between the policy and experiments with open learning environments. I drafted a letter clarifying the issue, a letter which was edited and greatly improved upon by others. The letter will be sent out by the Office of the Deputy Provost and Chief Information Officer to all faculty at the university.

I'll link to the text of the letter should it be made public at some point.

I have to say that I am pleased to see how quickly we were able to make this happen. I know that two months may seem like a long time to some, but at McGill, it is quite fast indeed!