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(MLive.com)   Should students be allowed to tape lectures on their phones? Teacher contract forbids the practice   ( mlive.com) divider line
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2012-10-07 06:01:34 PM  
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RminusQ: Temescal: Why don't you like it? I'm genuinely curious.

1. I have no interest in... laws... I intend to make .... students... get my... forbidden... knowledge...

2012-10-07 05:52:34 PM  
2 votes:
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/stop touching yourself
2012-10-07 08:14:03 PM  
1 vote:

AmbassadorBooze: Anything done by government employees should be viewable by the public.

You're welcome to watch me take a shiat in the bathroom next to the classrooms I use. But that's it. Anything else requires you to pay tuition.
2012-10-07 07:22:28 PM  
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Owangotang: For f*ck sake notes are just a transcript of a lecture, albeit a transcript that is very likely not as thorough as a recording. Will students have to return their notes at the end of class to be burned to ash?

The whole "don't record my lectures, bro" thing just makes teachers and professors seem anachronistic and petty. It reminds me quite a bit of the RIAA and MPAA. The students, and I'm speaking about college kids here, are going into massive debt just to be able to be gifted with a your wisdom and expertise but...

OHHHHH...I got it. Ha, this is about not wanting to switch your class around next semester when a former students gives/sells the recordings to a current student. Lame, yet more understandable than the "intellectual property" nonsense.

Get the f*ck over yourselves.

I took attendance for a 101 class of my major. The professor LOVED when greeks would take his class. He got excited, happy, and then spent a couple hours making sure his tests, with the same questions as previous semesters, all had different answer layouts. I got to share in the joy when I passed out the graded tests, seeing a bro or airhead go from smug and smiling to "wtf happened I memorized all the order of the letters" was awesome.
2012-10-07 06:25:40 PM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: endosymbiont: FWIW, some states will have applicable wiretapping laws. While the practical consequences (none) may render the point moot, it's one part of the equation. Here in Massachusetts, Ch. 272, s. 99, makes it a crime to record someone talking in a classroom (teacher or other student) if some conditions aren't met (like knowledge and consent, I think).

Just to clarify in case anyone misunderstands, MGL 272 §99 is the general wiretapping law here, which may be read on recording in a classroom, but isn't specific to it. Also, it's not sure that it would apply, since it's likely that recording a lecture would not be done "secretly", which is required under the statute.

I had a class taught by a judge once and a couple of months in when she realized that many students were recording on their laptops, she read us the riot act. She told us that we were all committing a crime. So, in at least her courtroom, the statute would read on the activity. But I agree with your more grounded interpretation.
2012-10-07 06:07:57 PM  
1 vote:
The students who record my records are usually ESL students who need more time to digest what I say.

I have had one student come to me after a test and say they had me recorded mis-stating something that caused them to incorrectly answer a test question. I told them that I had also correctly stated that same thing a dozen times, so why did they focus on the one time I erred? They didn't get the 2 points back.
2012-10-07 05:55:25 PM  
1 vote:
So because someone doesn't have an eidetic memory you are going to arbitrarily restrict their ability to accurately reference what was said in a lecture. I don't know about you but when I turn my attention to taking notes I invariably miss other content in the lecture due to the interruption in focus.

I swear teachers these days are idiots.
2012-10-07 05:49:44 PM  
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ArkAngel: Any records made without the knowledge and permission of the teacher shall become the property of the teacher.

I don't see how this is legal. Any record made is the property of the person who made it, i.e. the student. A contract between the teachers and the school can't affect the student's IP

You might want to return your GED in Law.
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