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face up to... | the ethical implications of Facebook in education
This site is intended as an accessible and easy to understand guide enabling visitors to draw their own conclusions about the appropriateness of Facebook in education.
edtechstrategies  2017w17 
may 2017 by douglevin
Google's Chromebook End of Life Policy stops support after 5 years | PCWorld
Planned obsolescence: Google's End of Life Policy sets a schedule for retiring older Chromebooks, but the details are murky.
edtechstrategies  2017w17 
may 2017 by douglevin
School District finds cost savings and flexibility with Linux | Linux Systems Administration
The author says: "Being a big proponent of Linux on the desktop I was excited to have the opportunity to talk with Aaron Prisk of the West Branch Area School District, who has recently helped migrate 80% of the school district’s infrastructure to Linux."
edtechstrategies  2017w17 
may 2017 by douglevin
Navigation of Computer-Based Tests Matters for Young Students, Study Finds | Education Week
The assertion that neither mode nor UI would lead to different behaviors (and hence inferences) is what should be astounding. Everything we know about how people interact online with content suggests we are incredibly sensitive to how info is presented. That we go through elaborate theater to suggest that this is NOT true of online testing says more about education policy than technology.
edtechstrategies  2017w17 
may 2017 by douglevin
“Is Our Children’s Apps Learning?” Automatically Detecting COPPA Violations
This paper presents a first look at a COPPA compliance testbed. The preliminary analysis of apps finds strong evidence of apps explicitly targeted at children sending private information to third-party services and advertisers - in apparent violation of COPPA..
edtechstrategies  2017w17 
may 2017 by douglevin
Kanawha school board could vote Monday on Apple contract | Charleston Gazette-Mail
The contract remains secret until the vote. Hard to see how this is in the community's interest.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Someone scraped 40,000 Tinder selfies to make a facial dataset for AI experiments | TechCrunch
Whether intended or not, once information about you is posted online it can be re-used without your consent and in ways that you never imagined. A caution for schools and educators in encouraging school communities to avail themselves of online tools and services.
edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
xDedic Darknet Marketplace Specializes in Selling Access to School and University Servers | The Merkle
"It is not surprising to learn the xDedic crew is mainly targeting servers belonging to educational institutions. Schools and universities often have the least mature security departments and are unable to detect or mitigate such attacks. Plus, their servers often have the RDP protocol enabled as students want to access course material from home. Unfortunately, that makes the servers a prime target for the xDedic group as well."
cybersecurity  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Data Breach | Courthouse News Service
"Employees of a rural Tennessee county’s [Tipton] school system claim in a $19 million federal class-action lawsuit that their confidential information was released to a third party when the school board responded to a phishing email with their W-2 and tax information."
edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Unroll.me's shadiness is exactly why people don't trust tech companies | Mashable
Users have a right to know exactly how and when their data is being used. And it's up to tech companies to make that clear — not bury it in privacy policies no one reads.
edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
As Chromebook sales soar in schools, Apple and Microsoft fight back | TechCrunch
Another in a series of horse race stories about how device makers are competing for the education market. The goal is locking schools' into their ecosystem of devices, apps, and partner services. I am of the view that there are compelling arguments that vendor lock-in is not in schools' best interests.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
This Program Gets Rural Schools Online. Will It Survive Trump’s FCC? | Fast Company
"In 2013, only 30% of school districts could offer internet connections at a federal target rate of 100 kilobits per second per student, while in early 2016, 77% of schools met that target, according to a January report from officials at the FCC." That federal target was the one we set and advocated for at SETDA during my tenure, and that report would be the report I archived on edtechstrategies.com after Commissioner Pai disavowed it.
erate  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Next steps toward more connection security | Chromium Blog
Starting in version 62 Chrome - expected out in Oct 2017 - will show the “Not secure” warning when users type ANY data into HTTP sites.
edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Open Educational Resources: Equity & Opportunities | NAACP
"Providing all students an equitable education has been a cornerstone of NAACP since the origination’s inception. For too many years, too many children, particularly African American, other minorities, and poor from all groups have been subjected to lesser educational opportunities, leading to lesser opportunities for success in their personal and work lives. A major contributing factor to the disparities continues to be the lack of appropriate instructional materials."
OER  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Analyzing Cyber Insurance Policies | Schneier on Security
"In this research paper, we seek to answer fundamental questions concerning the current state of the cyber insurance market."
edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Stop talking about Uber. Start talking about Apple. | Doteveryone
It’s time to question the monopoly gatekeepers of our technology and whether they have the right principles at heart when they decide what products and services we can use. Even more than that, it’s time to stop trusting these companies blindly and start making sure they live up to their promises.
edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin
Working Though Questions in EFF’s “Spying on Students” Report | Jim Siegl
A terrific in-depth technical review of EFF's latest student data privacy report. It is important that we address the need for changes to privacy/security policy and practice based on rigorous, replicable analysis and methods.
edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter_favs
april 2017 by douglevin
Schools seen as data-rich targets by hackers, but also as breeding ground for cyber workforce | EdScoop
Weak security controls and droves of useful data are attracting hackers, but a new report argues schools could do more to break the chain of cyber illiteracy.
cybersecurity  edtech  edtechstrategies  2017w17  from twitter
april 2017 by douglevin

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