Image: "Brothers", by just.luc @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/9619972@N08/1350940605
Today I had the pleasure of reflecting on the cyberdrama project (which is sadly coming to a close) with some of the students. They're sad it's wrapping it, just like me and we got to talking about what it is we've enjoyed most about it.
For me it's been an "easy" project. I've had to facilitate (upload/download/moderate) and remember to make the bookings and bring the equipment - really that's about it. I've had next to zero behaviour management issues to deal with (apart from the minor language slip on camera which is promptly deleted). And I believe it's because of the ownership the students had over it - they had their online space, their narrative, their characters...and importantly they had my trust.
I said that to this group of students and one said, "That's what's been really good for me. We got to be in control." Honestly, trust in these guys - they really will amaze you.