Defining “Creepy Treehouse” #pcthe

In the field of educational technology a creepy treehouse is an institutionally controlled technology/tool that emulates or mimics pre-existing technologies or tools that may already be in use by the learners, or by learners’ peer groups. Though such systems may be seen as innovative or problem-solving to the institution, they may repulse some users who see them as infringement on the sanctity of their peer groups, or as having the potential for institutional violations of their privacy, liberty, ownership, or creativity. Some users may simply object to the influence of the institution.

Just want to post this as much as a reminder to myself as to any other people on the Brookes (or any other) PCTHE: as we branch out to using more social technologies than the VLE, there are risks as well as rewards

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