Students of a Pennsylvania school district are hauling educators to court over allegations that administrators remotely activated the webcams on school-issued laptops and used that remote access to spy on students and their family members.
Previously, the Lower Merion School District has insisted that they only ever spied on lost or stolen school-owned laptops. The latest court filings show this is patently false. School for spies, or spies for school, you decide.
I need to count how many people are logged in remotely into my virtual machine at school. I can tell if someone ssh'd in from host, but am having trouble telling if someone is remotely logged into an XWindows session through VNC or if they are sitting at the console at school.
Dot Categories: KDE Success StoryAround a year ago, a school in the southeast of England, Westcliff High School for Girls Academy (WHSG), began switching its student-facing computers to Linux, with KDE providing the desktop software. The school's Network Manager, Malcolm Moore, contacted us at the time.
If you are a college student anywhere in the world, Dropbox just launched an interesting new program for you that . The Great Space Race, which will run for the next eight weeks, will allow college students to get up to 25GB of free Dropbox storage for the next two years.
The Zolnierzy Sybiru high school in the Polish city of Lubawka says that switching school PCs to Linux has made them faster, while saving money otherwise spent on licences for proprietary software, reports FWIOO, the foundation for Free and Open Source Software. The school has converted 11 of its PCs to running Ubuntu Linux, shared by 55 students.
Thanks to the rise of social networking, the growing ubiquity of mobile devices and the cloud, and the fundamental maturation of the Web as a distribution channel (among other things), the opportunities for learning look far different than they did five years ago. However, teaching itself remains remarkably unchanged.