Rusty Meyners shares the following information via Google+ about LearnPad:
Not familiar with LearnPad? Check out their web site:
LearnPad is an exciting new tablet computer designed specifically for use in schools and the classroom. It supports a wide range of curriculum resources, including tablet "apps", websites and Flash based eLearning content, as well as videos, music, documents and other digital curriculum content, all from a safe, secure customisable student interface. It also supports access to existing network resources and shares, so you can use the content and files you already have in your school.+Rusty Meyners is referring specifically to the LearnPad management system that can be installed on other Android devices.
Then, while researching the issue (since this is about the UK version, not the US one), Rusty points out the following:
While I wouldn't want to jump to conclusions--that LearnPad removed remarks or feedback that shared info about their product that they didn't want shared--it would be foolish for any education partner who thought they could use censorship to restrict information sharing, especially in a hyper-connected world.
I invite LearnPad to respond publically on their own blog and link back here or leave a comment as a response...and I encourage you to tweet and plus one this blog post so that we can get the word out.
Update - Response:
Rusty Meyners2:48 PM (edited)Reply2
has indicated on their G+ account that my feedback was not removed intentionally. I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt and hope that frank discussion might still happen. This is what they posted:
LearnPad2:28 PM - Public
It appears that a comment from +Rusty Meyners got deleted from one of our previous posts. We have no idea how this happened and we would like to make it clear we would never delete comments negative, positive, or otherwise unless they are horribly offensive (see +YouTube for details) or obvious spam.
Sorry to Mr Meyners! We welcome his input and we are seeking some answers on various points he has raised.
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