Further Education Needs Changes To The Way it Is Funded

Something came through one of my social media feeds earlier today which had me thinking about teaching in the further education sector, all of us that have worked in that sector understand the pressures that are put on from management, especially when it comes time for the big “O” to…

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Encryption issue rears its ugly head again!!!

Over the weekend the British Home Secretary, Amber Rudd pointed out that the Westminster terrorist had been speaking to somebody just before then attack using WhatsApp messenger. Of course, there is no way for the information to be intercepted as WhatsApp uses end to end encryption so the data cannot…

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Who is going to sell your data today?

Well, it looks like those pleasant internet service providers in the USA are going to have the chance to sell your data, now I am not going to get all smug as I am at this side of the pond as our Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill is hardly…

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Is Your Company Moving To The Cloud Or Sticking With Desktop Apps

So, there is a great push now with companies moving to the cloud for better collaboration, rather than sticking to desktop applications. Most of the places I have worked, and even in my productivity, it is based around Microsoft and Adobe applications. So, whether it is in my ICT teaching…

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Teachers wearing body cameras, a good move or just overkill

Well, this is undoubtedly an exciting trial; teachers are wearing body cameras in the classroom.  Body camera use is a fascinating issue especially when you look at the benefits of having it versus the debate on data protection. Body cameras will be a hot topic going forward and will be…

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Betsy DeVos Is Just a Continuation Of Unqualified Politicians Holding Important Positions

Well, reading over the last few days about Betsy DeVos and her suitability for Education Secretary in the USA, had me thinking about politicians in general and their suitability to be in control of sections of government. Now I am not going to say whether Ms DeVos is well qualified…

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