Glad to be learning with so many new people! I received the following questions from a parent this evening concerning permissions and security for our upcoming blogs and GAFE accounts (we’ve been a little slower getting things off the ground):
- (Concerning the website/blog): How long is the information retained? Is it archived or destroyed and what is the time frame on this?
- Who owns the content – the school or the student?
- Is the information accessible to anyone on the internet or just the class? –> Initially, we’re starting with a class blog which would be accessible to everyone on the internet. Shortly thereafter, I’d like to setup individual student blogs, which I know I can make either public or private. I included this question to give you a general sense of the thinking that this family has done since the permission form went home.
- (For the google ed account): Is this shut down at some point such as the end of their time at Romeo, when they graduate or if they leave the board’s enrollment? –> Again, I can likely field this question right now, given what I know about the project’s aim of creating a legacy of learning and a digital footprint from one year to the next, but included it for context. Also, I know that after a student graduates high school from AMDSB they are able to roll their GAFE into a personal account with Google, but would all content come with them? I know this family is concerned with the adequate destruction of digital data, much like we shred OSRs after five years.
So, thoughts/ideas? How have you handled this situation? What the board’s stance on #2 (I looked into some applicable APs, but didn’t get a clear answer for this project)?