I came across this article in BusinessWeek the other day:
Will iPad Fail in School? - BusinessWeek
To summarize, a high school in Michigan is playing around with the idea of using the iPad as a learning aid for their students. One problem the teachers see with the device: the lack of a remote monitoring program so the teachers can see what are on their students' screens at any given time.
I understand that the teachers want to make sure their students are learning while in school, but does that become synonymous with requiring the ability to peek into students' computers Big Brother style to make sure they are actually doing school work?
The teachers wonder why Apple doesn't implement a monitoring program that runs at startup in the background, but, in my opinion, if Apple put in a remote monitoring feature into every iPad then that would open a whole can of worms regarding privacy and security in general.
What do you all think? Should there be a remote monitor ability installed into the iPad before it can be used in high schools or are teachers becoming too demanding in their want for control?