[discuss] Erosion of access to public information

main Flag I can see is that netscraft reports that
resources.elearningontario.ca/
Is on a IP address that belongs to "22001 Loudoun County Pkwy
22001 Loudoun County Pkwy Ashburn VA US 20147"

The other site is shown as hosted in Toronto. "Bold Internet Solutions Ltd.
Bold Internet Solutions Ltd. 477 Richmonds St. West, Suite 608 Toronto
Ontario CA M5V 3E7 "

Both use IIS

Since we can't see what they are offering it is hard to tell if it is
portable code.

One thing I do see on looking at it is some concern about the actual
learning requirments content.

http://resources.elearningontario.ca/ has several examples that require
FLASH. One of them is supposed to be a Grade 9 "science" project. The
student is to place symbols on a plan to show the where you would put
Lights and Outlets in a small House.

http://www.elearningontario.ca/eng/objects/objELO1002647/default.asp

While the student would learn how to follow a complecated set of rules,
this is teaching more following regulations than Science in my book.

And by the way, the digaram has a 20 Amp circuit for a dishwasher? When
did that change, I always thought they were 15. MY place was built in
1993 and the dishwasher is connected with #14 Wire.

-----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces@cluecan.ca
> [mailto:discuss-bounces@cluecan.ca] On Behalf Of Monty
> Sent: 2007-02-07 2:53 PM
> To: discuss@cluecan.ca
> Subject: [discuss] Re: Erosion of access to public
> information/education,etc.
>
>
> Well, the M$ grip on the government of Canada/Ontario continues
> unabaited, in fact, possibly even speeding up!
>
> Take a look at this new 'e-learning' site by the Minister of
> education. In all it's .aspx glory or lack thereof. What? You're a
> tax payer, who has paid for this (dearly) , and you want access to
> this information? Sorry, you'll need a password, etc. Yep, public
> education denied to anyone who doesn't login. Courtesy of M$ et al.
>
> http://www.elearningontario.ca/eng/
>
> More examples of the lockin/lockdown of taxpayer funded education
> systems/information/etc.
>
> http://resources.elearningontario.ca/
>
> And of course, this was posted today:
>
> http://yro.slashdot.org/yro/07/02/07/1810240.shtml
>
> I do hope that the message will get out to all the parties (and the
> grassroots) in the next election, that this slow, constant erosion of
> access to information/systems etc., funded by taxpayers, should be
> open at all times to all members of the public.
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