Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The venture capitalists have stepped into the emergency online learning picture and backed the most regressive possible expansion of Zoom. "ClassEDU announced last week that it has raised $16 million in seed funding to develop Class for Zoom -- a Zoom add-on that will give educators new features such as the ability to take class attendance, get data insights into student participation and issue interactive quizzes during class. Instructors will even be able to monitor the tabs that students open while in exam mode, making the software a potentially powerful proctoring tool. They can also control whether or not students can see each other and have the option to record lectures without showing any student faces. " Oh! My heart.

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