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Student reports on line – like the census not very effective

As I struggled with yet another digital alarm clock, I reflected on the fact that using digital technologies can be a challenge, including accessing information locked behind a URL, usernames, passwords and in many cases a crappy user interface. Many … Continue reading

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Déjà vu – reporting tools

Many years ago…I recall using Crystal reports for data analysis and reporting purposes. Really useful for systems built in isolation that are strongly aligned with business process and data structures ie systems built for data entry and compliance but not analysis… … Continue reading

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Schools have reasonably complex information systems and flows

I have had cause recently to gain some perspective on Wellington East Girls College information systems, flows and various authentication regimes. At the heart of managing users, at least for several systems is Active Directory (AD) and of course the … Continue reading

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How seriously do we treat students privacy?

I have had ongoing concerns about how we treat students privacy in schools. Take the following two scenarios, both common in schools. 1. When we talk to students in class about their academic performance, return assessments etc… we typically do it  either at … Continue reading

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Formal request for access to student information – by student.

One of my students has requested information held about her by WEGC. She appears to be entitled to it although the initial response from the school was incomplete. A complete response  will likely include all administrative, pastoral, attendance and performance information. … Continue reading

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