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I have been exposed to the use of so many open platforms in my #etmooc course this term, so I finally asked the question to the group about FIPPA in BC, and I have learned that in British Columbia, as educators, we are restricted by this law while working at our institutions. Most BC universities provide a password protected LMS platform for course delivery, often hosted by BC Campus, and they also often provide a university hosted WordPress or other blogging site. These sites are provided to faculty and students in order for the institutions to abide by FIPPA. Often if an institution wants to add a platform such as Voicethread to its LMS site, it will conduct a privacy impact assessment.

Does this mean that educators can not use other open platforms and teach their students about connected learning, about building their own PLE, about publishing their work…

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