Zoom Returns to New York City Schools after Platform Ban

 

After the New York City school district banned Zoom as a web conferencing platform due to privacy and security concerns, the ban is now being lifted, putting the pandemic’s leading conferencing solution back into educators’ and students’ hands.

The New York City Department of Education was initially concerned about the safety of virtual classrooms and how many controls (or lack of controls) there were for meeting hosts and moderators. This included the infamous trend of “Zoombombing” concerns, which even drew the attention of the FBI and demands for privacy from New York’s Attorney General.

On this Business Casual snippet, hosts Daniel Litwin and Tyler Kern look to MarketScale contributing writer Kevin Hogan for insights, who breaks down his thoughts on the initial ban and response, as well as how the relationship between web conferencing platforms and the education system might continue to evolve and address each others’ concerns.

Kevin Hogan brings 25 years of experience as an acclaimed writer, editor, and commentator covering the intersection of society and technology, especially education technology. His experience includes Senior Editor at MIT Technology Review, Editor-In-Chief at The Manufacturer Magazine, Executive Editor at Scholastic Administrator, and most recently, over 12 years as the Managing Director of Content at Tech & Learning.

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the Education Technology Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Twitter – @MarketScale
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Latest

How Improving Door Security Can Help Protect Schools
June 30, 2022
With every school shooting that occurs within the United States questions around security arise. How do we, as a society, protect our children when they are at school? How do we ensure that in an Read more
The Petroleum Industry Gets Pumped for API 610’s 12th Edition
June 30, 2022
The pump industry’s popular standard for petroleum, the API 610, recently released its 12th edition. Simon Bradshaw, Global Director of Engineering and Technology for Trillium Flow Technologies, filled host Read more
Building Relationships the Family Way
June 30, 2022
Is it time to reveal some family secrets? Greg Crumpton navigated some familiar waters with his latest guest, his sister, Angela Leissa, or as Crumpton calls her, Dr. Leissa. Leissa, a retired Primary/Secondary Read more