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PoC: What would be required for a Paperless School? #education

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I was watching FourCast episode 60, in which they discussed the paperless office, and briefly mentioned the paperless school when it comes to homework. And I wondered what would really be required in a prototype or proof of concept. So I quickly fired up my pen and brainstormed what the essential items would be needed to have a paperless school.

  1. E-Mail
  2. PDF/ODF
  3. Scanner/OCR
  4. Digital Signing
  5. Online Grading

E-Mail or some sharing mechanism is needed for teachers to receive the documents. A document standard is needed which can be modified by the teacher, and can be added to the student’s current records. These documents naturally need to be digitally signed for non-repudiation. Online grading is an extension of the current student record. And lastly the most important portion for students who have no internet or computer access a scanner – with or without OCR.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Posted in business, school

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