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Claude Almansi

Coursera Privacy Policy - 0 views

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    "Privacy Shield Policy
    Introduction.

    Coursera, Inc. (referred to as "we," "us," or "our"), believes in protecting your privacy.

    We participate in and commit to adhering to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework which includes the Privacy Shield Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement (the "Principles") for all transfers of personal data from EEA to the U.S. To learn more about Privacy Shield, please visit the U.S. Department of Commerce Privacy Shield website: https://www.privacyshield.gov/. For more information regarding our Privacy Shield certification, please see: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list (Note: Coursera is currently in the process of obtaining formal self-certification to Privacy Shield)."
Claude Almansi

Negativpreis - Datenschützer vergeben "Big Brother Award" - 0 views

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    "Auch Hochschulen und Softwarefirmen unter den Preisträgern

    Dass zwei sonst als technikaffin bekannte Münchner Universitäten, die TU und die Ludwig- Maximilians-Uni, eine aus Sicht der Big-Brother Jury zweifelhafte US- Firma mit Online- Kursen für Studierende beauftrage, sei gefährlich, weil "Coursera" alle Leistungsdaten, Lernerfolge und -Misserfolge der Studierenden zur intransparenten Profilbildung speichere."
Claude Almansi

Big Brother Award für LMU und TU: Plattform verscherbelt Daten von Studenten - 0 views

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    "Ein bequemer Weg, potenzielle Kandidatinnen und Kandidaten für Top-Jobs zu finden und mit ihnen in Kontakt zu treten, kritisiert Digitalcourage - "selbstverständlich nicht kostenlos". Die Daten würden außerdem in den USA gespeichert und verarbeitet, "damit dürften sie auch dem Zugriff durch US-Behörden ausgesetzt sein".

    Die TU München war die erste deutsche Hochschule, die Partnerschaften mit Anbietern wie Coursera und edX einging, auch die LMU nutzt Coursera. Dafür haben die Unis am Freitag den Negativpreis Big-Brother-Award verliehen bekommen.

    Die Technische Universität relativiert das Thema: MOOCs seien ja nicht vorrangig für TUM-Studierende konzipiert, sondern für Externe. Auch die LMU merkt das an.

    Außerdem weise man darauf hin, "dass es sich bei den Plattformen um privatwirtschaftliche Unternehmen mit eigenen AGBs und Datenschutzrichtlinien handelt", sagt TU-Sprecher Ulrich Marsch.

    Von der LMU heißt es: Spezielle Vereinbarungen mit Coursera sähen unter anderem vor, dass mit ausdrücklichem Einverständnis des Kursteilnehmers Daten an Dritte weitergegeben werden können.

    Noch ist das Kursangebot freiwillig. Der Award, schreibt die Jury, solle eine Warnung an die Hochschulen sein, Online-Kurse bei datenschutztechnisch zweifelhaften Anbietern nicht zum Pflichtangebot für den Scheinerwerb zu machen."
Claude Almansi

Big Brother Awards: Mitten im Leben von Schnüfflern umgeben | heise online - 0 views

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    "Datenschutz beim MOOC

    Die Technische Universität wie die Ludwig Maximilian Universität in München gehen mit der Zeit und bieten ihren Studenten Online-Kurse an. Dabei setzen sie auf die kalifornische Online-Plattform Coursera, nach eigenen Angaben mit 140 angeschlossenen Universitäten der größte Anbieter von Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). Coursera sorgte für Schlagzeilen, als der Schweizer Professor Paul-Olivier Dehaye von Coursera wissen wollte, über welche Datensätze Coursera von seinem Kurs und von seinen dort eingeschriebenen Studenten verfügt und was mit diesen Daten gemacht wird. Coursera weigerte sich und geriet darob in Streit mit Dehaye wie mit seiner eigenen Universität (Zürich). Auch in Deutschland gab es Aufregung um Coursera, als die Datenschützerin Marit Hansen die Datenschutzregeln von Coursera kritisierte.

    Schließlich werden nicht nur die Kurse, sondern auch die Studenten-Daten in den USA gespeichert und ausgewertet. In den Augen der Big Brother Jury ist dabei nicht nur das Verhalten von Coursera fragwürdig, sondern das der Universitäten, die auf Coursera setzen. Es sei schlimm genug, wenn Bildung zum Wirtschaftsgut verkomme und ein US-Anbieter womöglich zum Bestandteil des Pflichtstudiums samt Scheinwerwerb werde. "Falls es keine geeignete europäische Plattform für das Angebot von MOOC gibt, wäre es eine Sache der Unis, eine solche Plattform aufzubauen," wird die Preisvergabe an die Münchener Universitäten in der Kategorie Bildung begründet."
Claude Almansi

Big Brother Awards: Negativpreis für spitzelnde Imame | ZEIT ONLINE - 0 views

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    "Studenten zahlen mit Daten
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    Kritikwürdig finden die Aktivisten von Digitalcourage auch das Geschäftsmodell des Onlinekursanbieters Coursera, der in Deutschland unter anderem mit der TU München kooperiert. Die Daten der Studierenden, die online an den Kursen teilnehmen, werden von amerikanischen Unternehmen gespeichert und verwertet. "Dieser BigBrotherAward soll eine Warnung an die Hochschulen sein, Onlinekurse bei datenschutztechnisch zweifelhaften Anbietern nicht zum Pflichtangebot für den Scheinerwerb zu machen", heißt es in der Laudatio. "
Claude Almansi

Datenschutz: TU und LMU München erhalten "Big Brother Award" - SPIEGEL ONLINE - 0 views

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    "Freitag, 05.05.2017 Die Teilnahme an den Münchner Moocs ist für Studenten derzeit noch freiwillig. Die Initiatoren des "Big Brother Award" verstehen den Preis deshalb als "Warnung an die Hochschulen, Online-Kurse bei datenschutztechnisch zweifelhaften Anbietern nicht zum Pflichtangebot für den Scheinerwerb zu machen". "
Claude Almansi

Education: Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Univer... - 0 views

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    "for cooperating with the online learning provider Coursera. (...)

    We regard this cooperation of the Munich universities with Coursera as a marketing operation. The two universities can present themselves globally together with top international universities. Conversely, Coursera adorns itself with their names.

    It seems that data protection has not been given much thought. Likewise, we miss a critical discussion of who owns the content produced and who profits from it.

    By the way, taking Coursera courses is still voluntary for the students. This BigBrotherAward is meant as a warning to colleges and universities not to make participation in MOOCs offered by privacy-ignoring companies a mandatory way to earn study credits.

    Actually it's bad enough that education increasingly becomes a commodity as publicly financed institutions of higher education distribute their offerings via commercial providers. If an appropriate European MOOC platform does not exist, then it is the the universities' duty to create such a platform.

    By giving a BigBrotherAward to TUM and LMU Munich, we would like to remind both universities and all other education institutions that the long-term business model of such "education providers" hinges on contracts in which the students are not the customers of the MOOC provider, they are the product being sold."
Claude Almansi

When Equal Access Means Zero Access for All | Foundation for Economic Education March 1... - 0 views

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    "Last week, the University made its decision final, and announced that it will begin the process of removing all the content on March 15th. To add insult to injury, it turns out that removing this digital library will ultimately end up requiring about five months worth of work- a cost UC Berkeley will be forced to pay."
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    Articolo "anti-stato" sulla disputa tra Berkeley e il Dipartimento della Giustizia US (DoJ) in merito all'accessibilità dei corsi pubblici di Berkeley. L'autrice ignora deliberatamente diversi fatti: il riconoscimento da parte del DoJ degli sforzi di Berkeley per implementare l'accessibilità, il fatto che i video inaccessibili non verranno cancellati, ma il loro accesso verrà per ora ristretto, ecc,
Claude Almansi

UC Berkeley Responds to DOJ Letter Over Web Accessibility - 3PlayMedia, Oct 5, 2016 - 0 views

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    "The US Department of Justice's (DOJ) Civil Rights Division is doing everything that it can to make the web and information technology (IT) more accessible to people with disabilities.

    One of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is by following up on complaints submitted by citizens who feel their rights to use the internet are being denied by an organization's inaccessible technology.

    A landscape portrait featuring Berkeley's Campanile tower in the foreground and a rainy San Francisco Bay in the background

    That's exactly what happened when, in October 2014, the DOJ began investigating the free, public MOOC (Massive open online course) system offered by University of California, Berkeley when deaf and hard of hearing individuals complained they could not access the audio and video content on the site.

    On August 30, 2016, the DOJ submitted a 10-page letter to the administration at UC Berkeley stating that they had found the university's MOOC content to be in violation of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which protects disabled people from discrimination.
    Legal Context: How Are MOOCs Subject to Accessibility Laws?

    The laws surrounding free online course content accessibility are not explicit."
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    L'articolo descrive il contesto e gli aspetti giuridici del confronto sull'accessibilità tra Dipartimento della Giustizia US e l'Università di Berkeley.
Claude Almansi

Campus announces restriction of public access to educational content | The Daily Califo... - 0 views

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    "UC Berkeley announced Wednesday that it would restrict public access to existing educational content after a Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation concluded that many of the video captions did not meet standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    Campus will instead invest in developing new online content with necessary accessibility features, according to campus spokesperson Roqua Montez. Montez said that because of limited viewership of more than 20,000 course capture videos and a projected cost of at least $1 million for captioning, campus decided not to revamp the videos deemed inaccessible.

    "On average, the older videos were watched for less than 8 minutes," Montez said. "(It) doesn't make sense to go back and do that, given the budget climate we are in. We had to weigh that as a factor.""
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    Articolo sull'annuncio di Berkeley del ritiro dalla visibilità pubblica dei video non conformi ai requisiti di accessibilità
Claude Almansi

A statement on online course content and accessibility | Berkeley News (UC Berkeley, Se... - 0 views

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    " We look forward to continued dialog with the Department of Justice regarding the requirements of the ADA and options for compliance. Yet we do so with the realization that, due to our current financial constraints, we might not be able to continue to provide free public content under the conditions laid out by the Department of Justice to the extent we have in the past.

    In many cases the requirements proposed by the department would require the university to implement extremely expensive measures to continue to make these resources available to the public for free. We believe that in a time of substantial budget deficits and shrinking state financial support, our first obligation is to use our limited resources to support our enrolled students. Therefore, we must strongly consider the unenviable option of whether to remove content from public access.

    Please know that we fully intend to exhaust every available option to retain or restore free public availability of online content. It is our hope that we will find an appropriate resolution with the Department of Justice that allows us to serve the extended seeing- and hearing-impaired community and continue to provide free online content."
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    Risposta di Berkeley alla lettera del Dipartimento di Giustizia US sulla non conformità dei materiali di corso con i requisiti della legge.
Claude Almansi

Berkeley ADA DoJ's letter Aug 30, 2016 (PDF) - 0 views

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    "Re: The United States' Findings and Conclusions Based on its Investigation Under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of the University of California at Berkeley, DJ No. 204"
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    Lettera del Dipartimento della Giustizia US in merito al procedimento per violazione della Americans with Disabilities Act (Legge sugli americani con disabilità, +/- equivalente della Legge Stanca italiana)
Claude Almansi

The First Men on the Moon: The Apollo 11 Lunar Landing - 0 views

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    Video della NASA dell'atterraggio di Apollo 11 sulla luna, con trascrizione interattiva degli scambi tra astronauti e operatori di controllo a Houston.
Claude Almansi

Artificial Intelligence - What is Everyone Afraid Of? Part 1 - YouTube - 0 views

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    "What is artificial intelligence, and why do so many smart people warn about it? Does it pose an existential threat to humanity?


    Transcript
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    In 2015, an open letter was signed by Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, Steve Wozniak and hundreds of artificial intelligence experts.
    It discussed the growing impact AI will have over our lives, and the importance of safety research in this field. In addition, Elon Musk called it "summoning the demon" and bill gates said he "doesn't understand why some people are not concerned". And yet others like Paul Alan expressed some skepticism.

    what is all the fuss about? (...)"
Claude Almansi

Suspect Nation - YouTube - 0 views

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    Published on Jun 2, 2012 on YouTube

    Since Tony Blair's New Labour government came to power in 1997, the UK civil liberties landscape has changed dramatically. ASBOs were introduced by Section 1 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and first used in 1999. The right to remain silent is no longer universal. Our right to privacy, free from interception of communications has been severely curtailed. The ability to travel without surveillance (or those details of our journeys being retained) has disappeared.

    Indeed, as Henry Porter (the Observer journalist famous for his recent email clash with Tony Blair over the paring down of civil liberties) reveals in this unsettling film, our movements are being watched, and recorded, more than ever before.

    (narrato da Henry Porter, realizzato da Neil Ferguson, trasmesso originalmente nel 2006)
Claude Almansi

How Technology Hijacks People's Minds - from a Magician and Google's Design Ethicist - ... - 0 views

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    "We need our smartphones, notifications screens and web browsers to be exoskeletons for our minds and interpersonal relationships that put our values, not our impulses, first. People's time is valuable. And we should protect it with the same rigor as privacy and other digital rights.

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Claude Almansi

Coursera Blog * An update on enrollment and grading 2016-01-19 - 0 views

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    January 19, 2016
    "Starting today, when you enroll in certain courses, you'll be asked to pay a fee (or apply for Coursera's financial aid program) if you'd like to submit required graded assignments and earn a Course Certificate. You can also choose to explore the course for free, in which case you'll have full access to videos, discussions, and practice assignments, and view-only access to graded assignments. You'll see the options for each individual course when you click "enroll" on the course information page; courses that aren't part of this change will continue to show the options to enroll in the course either with or without a Certificate. Most courses that are part of Specializations will begin offering this new experience this week, and certain other courses will follow later this year."
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    Ironia: quando ho fatto questo segnalibro, il solo tag raccomandato (dal blog Coursera) che è apparso era "mooc"...
Claude Almansi

Coursera Help Center - risultati per "voucher" - 0 views

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    "88 results for "vouchers"
    Help Articles

    Course Certificate Refund Policies -390
    ... need to reach out to Apple. Course Certificate Vouchers You may receive a Course Certificate voucher as part of a special...

    Forum Discussions..."
Claude Almansi

Typos or Mistakes in a Course - Coursera Help Center - 0 views

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    "If you notice a serious mistake in a course, please contact us. Include information about the mistake, including links to supporting evidence that it is a mistake.

    Serious mistakes might include:

    An assignment deadline set before the course start date
    A broken link to a resource required for an assignment
    A video that has no subtitles

    If you notice a typo or minor error in a course, please do not report it. Typos do not affect the course experience significantly for most users, and reporting them makes it more difficult for instructional staff to address real issues in course content."
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    Strano concetto della qualità.
Claude Almansi

Judge Orders Back Pay For Sheltered Workshop Employees - Disability Scoop 2016-02-05 - 0 views

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    "by Lauren Lindstrom, The Blade/TNS | February 5, 2016

    TIFFIN, Ohio - A judge has ordered Seneca Re-ad Industries Inc. to pay more than $54,000 in damages and back pay after ruling that the sheltered workshop wrongly set subminimum wages for three of its employees with disabilities.

    Judge Steven D. Bell, an administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor, ruled this week that the employer was not justified when it paid three of its employees below minimum wage. He also ruled that the subminimum wages were not accurately assessed.

    The case involves three employees of the Seneca Re-Ad Center, a sheltered workshop in Fostoria. In a petition filed in November with the Department of Labor, the employees said their disabilities, which include visual impairment and Asperger's syndrome, did not interfere with their work productivity and they should be paid minimum wage."
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