[ExI] privacy in class

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Aug 12 16:22:03 UTC 2020

On Wed, 12 Aug 2020 at 16:49, spike jones via extropy-chat
<extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> We don't know how the heck we are going to do this.
> Virtual learning at home starts tomorrow.  The medium is either Zoom or
> Google Meets, teacher's choice.  The students have ChromeBooks issued but
> they are not required to use them.  They are required to either use the
> ChromeBooks or have a webcam so that the teacher can verify if the student
> actually present (motion, rather than a cardboard image to verify presence)
> What we don't know is how to deal with privacy in homes or how that will
> work.  Virtual backgrounds are available, but we don't have the authority to
> compel the students to use them, because some students don't want to use
> those tiny school-issued ChromeBooks (for understandable reasons) but their
> own computers do not support virtual backgrounds.
> How do we deal with privacy please?
> And what about that whole dress code thing?
> _______________________________________________

Illinois has issued a school zoom dress code.
Illinois school district says no pajamas for online classes
August 10, 2020

Maybe other schools have guidelines as well, that you can ask about.

Obviously they immediately got complaints from students and parents,
but they said they would discuss these in each case.


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