Face recognition technology in classrooms is here โ€“ and that's ok

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Recently, the Victorian Government brought in new rules stating Victorian state schools will be banned from using facial recognition technology in classrooms unless they have the approval of parents, students and the Department of Education. Students may be justifiably horrified at the thought of being monitored as they move throughout the school during the day. But a roll marking system could be as simple as looking at a tablet or iPad once a day instead of being signed off on a paper roll. It simply depends on the implementation. Trials have already begun in independent schools in NSW and up to 100 campuses across Australia.


Academia faces #MeToo movement over sexual harassment

FOX News

When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex.


#MeToo movement against sexual harassment moves to universities

The Japan Times

WASHINGTON โ€“ When Celeste Kidd was a graduate student of neuroscience at the University of Rochester she says a professor supervising her made her life unbearable by stalking her, making demeaning comments about her weight and talking about sex.


Tracking Behavioral Patterns among Students in an Online Educational System

arXiv.org Machine Learning

Analysis of log data generated by online educational systems is an essential task to better the educational systems and increase our understanding of how students learn. In this study we investigate previously unseen data from Clio Online, the largest provider of digital learning content for primary schools in Denmark. We consider data for 14,810 students with 3 million sessions in the period 2015-2017. We analyze student activity in periods of one week. By using non-negative matrix factorization techniques, we obtain soft clusterings, revealing dependencies among time of day, subject, activity type, activity complexity (measured by Bloom's taxonomy), and performance. Furthermore, our method allows for tracking behavioral changes of individual students over time, as well as general behavioral changes in the educational system. Based on the results, we give suggestions for behavioral changes, in order to optimize the learning experience and improve performance.


Parsing Cal State's agenda, Betsy DeVos' school choice push, gun-free school zones: What's new in education today

Los Angeles Times

Welcome to Essential Education, our daily look at education in California and beyond. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. The L.A. Unified Board of Education's curriculum and special education committees are also meeting today. California State University's Board of Trustees are meeting Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss graduation rates, executive compensation and the budget shortfall. The L.A. Unified Board of Education's curriculum and special education committees are also meeting today.