[LINK] Re: Rant: NSW School e-mails?
lannet at lannet.com.au
Mon Sep 12 08:33:57 EST 2005
Given the volume of hard core pornography that I, accidentally,
discovered on a Catholic high school email system a few years back, I
think the word "problematic" would be an understatement.
Stephen Loosley wrote:
> Con Zymaris wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 11, 2005 at 06:38:21PM +1000, Danny Yee wrote re:
>> Yup, and it's not expensive either.
>> Last I was informed by those who had done it, US$3k buys you a dual-CPU
>> system which supports 10,000 concurrent IMAP clients. Five of these
>> systems and you've covered the needs of the entire student population in
>> NSW - the students only spend a small amount of time checking email each
>> day, so you do the statistics to get that level ... under $100,000.
> That might be over-kill .. for many reasons, there is near-zero curriculum
> utilization of email by Aussie teachers (for example, email projects)
> even if
> as per Richard's experience, the school risks having student email
> I've found mail lists between four classes studying the same novel
> brilliance in thought and expression. But it's quite difficult to
> convince teacher
> colleagues that email has any place in the curriculum, either as a
> resource or a
> field of study, and for many teachers student mail may be just too
> Cheers all
> Stephen Loosley
> Melbourne, Australia
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