I plan a new Moodle course in which I want to encourage participants to leave personally senstive details as part of their learning.
What strategies can I deploy to ensure they trust the Moodle and ultimately me, to leave such information? Obviously they need to be using strong passwords. Should I register myself under UK Data Protection to show that I am not going to use the info they leave behind in Moodle for purposes beyond learning - such as selling their personal data to a marketing organisation?
I raise this question as I believe we should all be exercising caution about what we put on the internet. And we should be managing our online id and presence and be aware of the possibilities of ID theft. With Moodle we are being encouraged to put our personal thoughts online but to prevent ID theft we are told to reveal as little as possible online. How do we reconcile these two sets of needs?