Homeschooling: call for digital sovereignty by free software

Homeschooling: call for digital sovereignty by free software

The company is pursuing the company for computer science (GI) that many schools against the background of the corona crisis and the current suffering from homeschooling "privacy policy, proprietary software solutions" insert. Especially programs that transfer data of those affected into third countries like the USA are questionable in the face of existing "good alternatives". So existed "powerful and easy-to-use cloud solutions and learning management systems", which allowed a privacy-compliant, legally secure operation on european servers.

Resources required

The GI mentions about the freely available programs moodle and ilias, which supported with plugins like H5P interactive cooperative work forms and one "suitable basis of the IT infrastructure of schools" represented. In order to run such solutions smoothly and to avoid trap, but the countries had to provide the necessary personnel and technical resources required for this purpose. Only so it may be possible, the swelled solutions "continuously improve", to further develop conditionally friendly and competitive applications.

In general, the association is planning to strongly reduce the digital sovereignty of schoolers, schools, teachers and IT location through open source software. This will make it transparent, "which data how and by whom are processed". At the same time "the dependence of coarse corporations reduced". The public visibility of the source code allows you to find vulnerabilities faster and swallow security. So everyone involved "in the digital world self-determined, self-determined and surely act".

"The current political decisions for digital infrastructures for digital infrastructures will present our education about years", stressed gi vice presentess ulrike lucke. "Transferable standards and formats" had to be demanded, "to avoid lock-in effects". It is evidenced that schuler remained far beyond her schooling at once met digital tool. The GI buried that in the dispute over the digital education platform in baden-wurttemberg, a broad bundry against the planned introduction of microsoft office 365 as a solution for all schools have formed.

Currently high hurden

Two-thirds of the schools, parents and instructors experience in digital lessons during corona times high hurden, the initiative D21 meanwhile found out in a representative in july by the market research institute kantar carried out by the market research institute. The 42 percent most commonly mentioned problem was the inconsistent approach, as and where teaching material is provided: the teaching agents and the completion of questionnaires remained mostly analogous.

37 percent felt the self-organization requested to them as a stressful, 27 percent defendant inaccurate explanations for dealing with technology. A rarer barrier invented in the infrastructure: 16 percent of the affected gifts, not to have equitable access, 14 percent covers a poor internet connection. "Inaccurate privacy" eight percent ubel up. 78 percent ignorant that textbooks should receive mandatory digital training. 74 percent demand that schools of ower try new learning forms and work methods. 60 percent flourished that the current situation has encouraged educational effects.