Hello there! I am an ed tech specialist at a large school district. We have been exploring web 2.0 tools and have a middle school teacher using a Ning with her Social Studies students. Recently her administrator has expressed concern about the ability of students to send messages to each other that cannot be seen by the teacher. Because this tool was created for an academic purpose the teacher is held responsible for monitoring content, which she cannot do if there are messages between individuals.
Is it possible for the messaging feature to be turned off or to be moderated?
Has anyone run into this question? How was it handled?