With the current Covd19 crisis in the UK, getting worse (again), Areas entering tier 4, (highest lockdown), Schools are closing and in some cases using remote education.
This brings up the prospect of them using non free tools, that when it comes to privacy may not be as private as first thought.
There is a really good article here on the GNU website, that explains the problem.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation have an event coming up on privacy on campus
It would be great if there could now be a big push to promote free and open source tools, to help level up education, and actually safeguard children, young people and adults from data harvesting etc.
So what, free, open source and privacy / rights respecting remote tools can we use for teaching?
I am now involved in an effort to take the digital skills framework (UK) and look at how we can achieve this using free and open source software. This project can be found on Codeberg
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