Resolve: Posting Class Assignmentsby noid
Hello everyone. The FilipinoWriter.com (FW) community has an issue to resolve with regard to students posting their class reports and/or assignments here at the site. I believe these are all students of Camilo Villanueva, Jr. Some, or many, FW members feel that posting these school assignments as blog posts is inappropriate for the site, drawing attention away from the more ‘literary’ postings (or posts which are not school requirements). Before I take action regarding this matter, I would like first to ask the opinion of the members of the FW community. For now, here are the possible options/actions we can make/take, with an explanation, justification for each option/point-of-view. I tried to lay down each solution as objectively as possible. Please let us know what you think about any or all of them. Feel free to add other suggestions, if any.
1. Allow each of the student to post these assignments on their blogs. These are their blogs after all. And while the Recent Blog posts, Recent Posts, and Live Discussions blocks will be flooded with these assignments, the other FW members can check out the non-assignment-related posts via other means or links. For example, if the other FW members want to see the most recent comments to their own posts, they can see it anyway at Navigation menu>recent posts>my recent posts. Meanwhile, the other content types (or non-student posts) also can be seen in the different blocks, e.g. Latest Literature block, Latest Work-in-progress block, etc.
Students doing their assignments at FW has also the advantage of some of them getting curious about the older and/or more ‘literary’ posts, and might turn them onto writing literary works of their own, or at least appreciating them better.
2. Prohibit using FW for submitting class reports and assignments altogether, and ask Mr. Villanueva to create a group or an e-group (a social networking site or a mailing list) instead outside of FilipinoWriter.com.
3. Reach a compromise solution. Say, each assignment gets one, and only one thread, say, at the Forum section. This way each assignment is relegated to a single discussion, and will not flood the site with separate ‘assignments posts.’
These are the obvious solutions I can think of , and like I said, feel free to suggest your own. After I’ve read all your comments and suggestions – everyone can comment including Mr. Villanueva and his students -- I will then decide on what action to take. Thank you very much for your cooperation.