# Archive for the 'issues' Category

## legal issues with diplomas from online/distance education

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd November 2013

CORNELIUS, L. M., & CAVANAUGH, T. W. (2013). Distance Learning, Distant Courtrooms. Chronicle Of Higher Education60(12), A30.

http://login.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip&db=aph&AN=92043236

http://chronicle.com.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/

We are in the early stages of distance-­specific litigation, and most rulings, thus far, have been made at the level of basic trial courts. We await precedents from more senior courts, the possibility of Congressional action, interstate compacts, and other unseen developments for more guidance. At the same time, however, it has also become clear that the new frontier of distance learning is also entering the sphere of courts and lawyers. It is not too early for distance programs and their institutions to take note. – See more at: http://chronicle.com.libproxy.stcloudstate.edu/article/Distance-Learning-Distant/143097/#sthash.xGXwBG1D.dpuf

## Pro Domo Sua: Are We Puppets in a Wired World? Surveillance and privacy revisited…

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 23rd October 2013

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/nov/07/are-we-puppets-wired-world/

# Are We Puppets in a Wired World?

But while we were having fun, we happily and willingly helped to create the greatest surveillance system ever imagined, a web whose strings give governments and businesses countless threads to pull, which makes us…puppets. The free flow of information over the Internet (except in places where that flow is blocked), which serves us well, may serve others better. Whether this distinction turns out to matter may be the one piece of information the Internet cannot deliver.

#### To Save Everything, Click Here: The Folly of Technological Solutionism

by Evgeny Morozov

by John Naughton

#### Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier

#### Privacy and Big Data: The Players, Regulators and Stakeholders

by Terence Craig and Mary E. Ludloff
O’Reilly Media, 108 pp., \$19.99 (paper)

## from the MnSCU D2L office: D2L performance issues this morning

Posted by Plamen Miltenoff on 21st August 2013

We are experiencing some data base blocks on the D2L system that are affecting response times for users.  The recent blocks occurred between 10:21 and 10:40.  Users were unable to login, or got internal errors, or very slow response times for navigating in D2L.

The problems have been intermittent, with users getting fast responses after the blockage ends.

Our system admins are investigating the situation.

We will keep you posted on the status of system performance.  Please continue to report any issues you experience.

–Karen

Karen Wenz, IMS System Site Administrator

MnSCU System Office

Phone: 320-223-6042
Cell:  612-578-6712

Email: Karen.wenz@so.mnscu.edu

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