Is your university student’s data safe? In a recent test of UK university defences against potentially threatening cyber-attacks, it was established that hackers could obtain high-value data in as little as two hours. The study, carried out by Jisc (formerly the Joint Information Systems Committee) an internet services agency, involved ethical hackers organising simulated attacks […]
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It is possible that assessment has become overcomplicated. Here are some things to consider: First, to bear in mind that the main purpose of assessment is to support children’s learning – in other words, what have they done well and what do they need to do to improve. Second, assessment should provide useful, meaningful insight […]
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has proposed the formation of an independent watchdog, who will write a code of practice document for social networking and internet sites in a bid to stop ‘online harms’. ‘Online harms’ covers a range of issues that are clearly defined by law, including spreading terrorist […]
Question: Your school has experienced a number of challenges lately from the digital world. These include episodes of online bullying, incidents of sexting, attempted hacking, and changes of behaviour in pupils. There has also been a local school in the area that has been subject to Ransomware. What should the Governors be doing and how […]
Splashed over the media in recent months has been the challenging problem of staff retention in schools. The pressures on teachers at all levels have never been greater, with a multitude of responsibilities, stresses and time pressures. Their ability to simply teach and help children make progress has been hampered by the demands of data, […]