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11th December 2009 at 00:00
What do you think of Glow

Posted by gnulinux

Is it true Glow got a mention in The Sun???

Posted by misterroy

www.thescottishsun.co.ukscotsolhomepagenews2754075Teenager-emails- porn-to-pupils-and-teachers-at-Portlethen-Academy.html - oh dear.

Posted by abmiss

As someone who gave up being a computer analyst six years ago to retrain as a teacher, I've been a fan of the concept of Glow. If I had delivered such an unwieldy, non-intuitive user interface, I'd have been sacked. Glow has such potential and it is being wasted, due to the difficulties using it.

Posted by piglet171

Too right. I do supply with one council, where I had a Glow account when on a temp contract. Now I have a perm post, my access is restricted to my new council and I can no longer access the previous council's pages. This is a pity as they had some great stuff. What a shame a resource with aspirations for nationwide sharing has become bogged down in a ridiculous system of permissions. And, again, supply teachers are being left out. Glow is a great idea bogged down by old-fashioned attitudes.

Posted by Freddie92

Glow is doomed because it can't compete with the free technology on the internet. If you use slide-share for slides, docstoc for documents, teachertube for videos and podcasts, and edublogs or blogger for your personal teacher website, you can keep ahead of the game.

Posted by misterroy

I did a land grap and uploaded my files so the kids could use Glow to access revision files - not high tech, but I thought that's the start of my use of it. Got cheesed off assigning my classes to the group, so assigned the school. I tried to teach myself how to set an exercise. I failed, got the mentor to help me; we gave up. I know my way around most applications - staff come to me when they are stuck. The end, for me anyway:

Sir, I've forgotten my password, the one with the space in it.

OK, hang on while I email the business manager, she should get back in a day or two.

Glow is poor, this is then amplified by poor local systems. I'm out.

Posted by CanuckGrrl

Children find it mystifying. I set up a group for my P4s and we used the discussion threads extensively. They hated it. It throws up all sorts of problems with viewing and moving around discussion threads. A flop.

www.tes.co.ukscotland, click on Forums then Opinion.

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