Schools & Education
Would students benefit from a bit more encouragement to get up in the morning for lectures? Academics in the US are debating a decision by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff to introduce a monitoring system to check when students attend, or miss, class. Sensors will detect students' identification cards when they enter the lecture theatres. If they don't turn up often enough, they could find it reflected in their grades.
Lou Young WCBS TV 29.04.2010
Scott Cousins Suburban Journals 28.04.2010
Lower Merion School District employees activated the web cameras and tracking software on laptops they gave to high school students about 80 times in the past two school years, snapping nearly 56,000 images that included photos of students, pictures inside their homes and copies of the programs or files running on their screens, district investigators have concluded.
Susan and campers Asian University 26.03.2010
Campers write about their experiences - The first of Asian University’s two annual Summer Camps is under way with nearly seventy youngsters improving their English and having fun. Last weekend the students went to Jomtien Beach and two of the students (Peem Shaowanasai and Phatt Wongsathuaythong) have written the following about their trip.
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