In light of COPPA 2.0 compliance, it is good to know that not only are Web site and online service providers doing what they can to comply and protect the younger generation, but it seems that Apple is doing what they can to help streamline the use of curriculum-based applications to engage them.
Advancements in technology have enabled teachers new ways to engage and interact with their pupils every year. It's no surprise that students excel with a more dynamic interface to demonstrate concepts, assign projects and assess progress, compared to the traditional text based syllabus and grading methods. However, the issue remains, if an application is purchased and deployed on the institute’s devices, can faculty, students and parents still utilize the same application from their personal devices (without paying)?
Configuration for Education
iOS 7 has come up with a unique way to streamline how institutions configure, deploy, purchase, manage and distribute apps among relevant parties. Mobile device management (MDM), issuing and managing purchased app licenses as well as single sign on makes iOS 7 that much more enticing for education.
Communities are no longer restricted by walls or boundaries. People from all over the world can congregate and share their thoughts and opinions from the click of a button. A site owner has an inherent responsibility to protect users and prevent unwanted content. The chat filter is your first line of defense, but when multiple languages find their way in to the community, it can get confused and create false positives. Filtering multiple languages at the same time can quickly turn your leading advocates in to antagonists.
1. Word Collision
Word collisions occur when filtering multiple languages from a central black list. A word in English does not necessarily mean the same thing in German or Spanish. Filtering words and phrases in multiple languages within one community will create false positives. As an example, the word pupil (the center of the eye) is harmless. When an “a” is placed at the end, “pupila,” it becomes derogatory. The sequence of letters placed within a word can mean something harmless in one language and be profane in another. Be aware of the users in your online community and refine your filter based on the languages most commonly seen.