[LINK] Survey Finds Support for School Filters (USA)
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 12:12:31 +0930
stephen loosley wrote:
> Imho a number of linkers may be surprized at the local edu support
> for filtering.
>From what I've seen, this support does not extend to the VET or
uni sectors where filtering, if used at all, is aimed at cost
The maintenance of the allow and deny lists absorbs a large amount
of staff time, so to some extent the savings on Internet use reflect
a cost shift rather than a genuine saving.
As schools use state-wide common curricula they have opportunities
for economies of scale in the maintenance of allow and deny lists.
Where these economies do not exist, filtering appears to cost more
than close supervision and has such a large amount of inconvenience
attached that it often interferes with learning.
Glen Turner Network Engineer
(08) 8303 3936 Australian Academic and Research Network
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