[Server-devel] Browsing school server

Anna aschoolf at gmail.com
Fri Jan 16 14:05:09 EST 2009

On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 12:29 PM, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com
> wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 16, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Anna <aschoolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Since, at least for now, we're not going to be using moodle in Birmingham
> > yet, I renamed
> you break my heart with that, but it's a valid workaround :-)

I'm very sorry, Martin, but I hope you understand the reasoning behind the
decision.  Aside from the teacher training issues regarding content creation
and management, we're just not prepared to address the very serious
potential for disciplinary issues surrounding the current login
authentication method.  The current moodle scenario might work within a
small, trusting environment, but when I'm looking at schools with between
100-600 students, there's no way we can keep kids from making mischief via
other logins, either accidentally or intentionally.

I just don't want the electronic version of a kid writing "teacher is a
dummy" on the blackboard, and the current moodle configuration allows the
troublemaker to do so under another kid's name.  Or delete each other's
homework or any number of pranks we've yet to imagine.

Don't get me wrong - I think Moodle is a very exciting project, and I'm
looking forward to implementing it in the future, but not right now.  That's
why I had to find a workaround to host web content in the traditional

Anna Schoolfield
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