Is anyone familiar with a product called easyclass? https://www.easyclass.com/about
I am always curious what (money, functionality, pedagogy etc. ) drives developers to create an alternative product.
To answer the second question first, we have an unbridled need, as humans, to demand and seek recognition. In some people this is an over riding concern in their life, they must have it. For others, well, I am of the Mandela school of thought here, I do think "It is amazing what can be achieved when we don't worry about who gets the credit for it." Or Ghandi's "There are two groups of people, one who will actually do the work, and one who will seek credit for it, be in the first group, there is far less competition." But a pat on the head occasionally is always very nice...
Setting Up User Accounts
Users are responsible for providing accurate information in setting up user accounts.
Accuracy of User information is of essential importance for utilizing member accounts as well as for the security and consistency of the system.
Easyclass.com reserves the right to block an account or delete the account with all its contents in the event any personal information is not provided in good faith, such information is false, indecent, immoral or a violation of any personal rights. Easyclass.com reserves the right to pursue any legal claim in the existence of claims based on any violation of personal rights claims.
Student users are not allowed to change their names and surnames once they are submitted.
User records are based on e-mail adresses provided by users. User defined names, surnames, nicks and avatars are not restricted or supervised. In the event of same or similar user names or nicks, user accounts will be distinguished with reference to e-mail adresses.
For the security and consistency of the system, educators, moderators, students and/or attendees are not allowed to deactivate or delete their accounts with all of its’ contents from the system. Users are required to contact the system administration for deleting user accounts. Easyclass.com reserves the right to delete the account and remove its’ contents or may refuse the request to delete the account in the event of usage in bad faith.
I am not in to school/class management software. But came across these two in the Moodle MOOC just ran:
- PiNet Centralised user accounts and file storage system for a Raspberry Pi classroom. http://pinet.org.uk/
- LUMI Lumi ist eine Software und Sammlung von digitalen Werkzeugen, die auf einem Laptop oder Router läuft und den unterrichtsbezogenen Einsatz von Smartphones ohne Internetverbindung ermöglicht. http://lumi.education/
As usual with the glorious comments of the /. pack!
This has been coming for a long time, the Dark Side pooh-poohed Scott McNealy when he suggested the first outline for SaaS in the mid- to late-1990's, but now they want people to consider using Office365 like a credit card, or other service, use it, pay the bill monthly. I'm looking forward to the day when someone comes out with a killer OS that can run on any hardware, with complementary apps. And the next version of Widows is going to out Chrome Google ChromeBooks... so they say.
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Oh.. and like any credit card, really not worth having..