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10/25/2006

Tim and the other 1,100 members of the listserve.  I replied to the wrong 
e-mail (wasn't even Tim who wrote it!) and sent it to the listserve.  I 
apologize, especially to Tim who is probably wondering what it was all 
about.  a careless error

I'll be more careful in the future.

Laura

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At 03:30 PM 10/23/2006, you wrote:
>I asked about doing something like this in our open-use computer lab but
>was told by our legal folks that we could not monitor computers in an
>open lab by using software - we could only monitor visually. Is your lab
>closed or open to the entire campus population?
>
>The instructor can monitor computer classrooms where classes are being
>taught.
>
>Tim
>*****************************************
>Tim Vick
>Director, Academic Resource Centers
>Macon State College
>100 College Station Drive, L-136
>Macon, GA 31206
>Phone: 478.471.2057
>http://www.maconstate.edu/arc/
>*****************************************
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of jgraham
>Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 2:53 PM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Computer lab policies and procedures
>
>We have a program called NetOp Teacher in all our computer labs. The
>designated "teacher" computer has the ability to view a mosaic
>representation of all the computers in the lab. The teacher can IM a
>student, take control of the student computer, and save a snapshot of
>the
>screen the student is accessing. It comes in handy in classes where
>students are supposed to be focusing on completing research or online
>assignments. A brief IM from the instructor asking for clarification as
>to
>how Facebook ties in to the research topic is usually effective....
>
>Professor Jeanne Ann Graham
>Liberal Arts Program Chair
>Ivy Tech Community College
>8000 South Education Drive
>Terre Haute, IN 47802
>800-377-4882 ext. 2223
>812-298-2223
>
>At 02:19 PM 10/23/2006, you wrote:
> >We have had a problem in the past with the computers in our lab. We
> >started kicking them off the computer if there was someone waiting to
> >use a computer for academic work. It is a constant monitoring for us as
> >staff. One of the problems we have is our computers are limited in
> >number, five, so we can't afford for students to be playing around so
>to
> >speak.
> >It is not as bad as it was a year ago. The students have gotten the
>word
> >that we are spot checking to see what is on their monitors. We have to
> >pass the computers to use the restrooms so that gives us a reason to be
> >constantly walking by.
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> >[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Albert Jimenez
> >Sent: Monday, October 23, 2006 12:57 PM
> >To: [log in to unmask]
> >Subject: Computer lab policies and procedures
> >
> >Dear Colleagues,
> >
> >
> >
> >We currently house a computer lab of about 30 PC's within our learning
> >center, monitoring for explicit or recreational activity has been a
>real
> >challenge for our clerical and computer lab aides throughout the
> >semesters
> >especially with the website "myspace.com".  Are there any learning
> >centers
> >or computer labs currently blocking or limiting websites to just
> >academic
> >research web-pages?  If so, can you please forward any acceptable
>user's
> >policy or literature that addresses this question, we have placed AUP
> >stickers and an AUP screen message as students log in unfortunately we
> >have
> >had no success with this procedure thus far.  In an effort to creating
> >an
> >atmosphere conducive to higher learning I strongly feel any form of
> >recreational web surfing limits PC access to those students that come
>to
> >our
> >centers to do legitimate school work.  I am hoping to receive some
> >needed
> >and helpful assistance regarding this issue; your time is gladly
> >appreciated.
> >
> >
> >
> >Best regards,
> >
> >Albert B. Jimenez
> >Tutorial Services Specialist
> >Mt. San Jacinto College
> >Learning Resource Center
> >   "Carpe Diem"
> >
> >
> >
> >
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