In this article you will read about,
- what to consider when using digital tools in the educational environment,
- which solutions are suitable for digital learning in schools,
- and why the Open Telekom Cloud offers the right infrastructure.
School children's data on the Internet requires special protection. For example, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for special rights of consent and approval when it comes to processing the data of minors, in other words children and young people under the age of 16. At the same time, calls for a comprehensive digitalization in schools and other educational institutions have become louder and louder, especially in recent years during the coronavirus pandemic. As a result, educational institutions across Germany had to introduce tools for remote learning in lockdown or quarantine periods at short notice.
Often, communication platforms from international, especially American providers are utilized. The easy-to-use collaboration tools offer chat, audio, and video functions, document storage, the integration of various other services, as well as product specifications, which has been specially adapted for teaching and learning purposes. However, with Rhineland-Palatinate another federal state has now decided to use a European solution for the coming school year. The reason given was concerns about data protection of non-European providers as a result of the "Schrems II ruling" from summer 2020.