From NZQA website… “Evidence presented on USB flash drives will not be moderated due to security and virus transmission risks.” Further… “Use only CD-R or DVD-R disks. Be sure (i.e. test that) the disk can be read in another device.If using a DVD-R, please specify if it is used as a Video disk or as a Data disk. Do not send Blueray discs, Hi8, DV or MiniDV tapes, or HD files.” From…. http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/qualifications/ncea/subjects/preparing-digital-visual-submissions-for-moderation/ Hmmmm let me get this right, NZQA can’t work out a safe way to moderate work provided on USB’s… that makes it hard to supply evidence using the XAMPP open source portable stack. Surely there is a better way than making yet another problem for teachers. In theory: if NZQA cannot moderate, we cannot use. I bet they can moderate MS Access databases. Have they not heard of segregated networks? Anyway, I suspect a virus can come from a CD-R disk … best practice would be to run anti-virus software over all files supplied by schools. I hope they use browsers other than IE9 otherwise they won’t be able to moderate web pages either! (After all we do teach HTML5 and CSS3) Excuse the rant but this
pi$$e$ me off annoys me.
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