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ERIC Number: EJ1159219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1555-4589
"LearningPad" Conundrum: The Perils of Using Third-Party Software and Student Privacy
O'Brien, Jason; Roller, Sarah; Lampley, Sandra
Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, v20 n4 p17-26 Dec 2017
This case focuses on the potential problems associated with sharing personally identifiable information (PII) when students are required to use third-party software. Specifically, third-grade students were required to complete "LearningPad" activities as a component of their homework grade in math, spelling, and language arts. As students completed activities, their class rank, total number of correct responses, and total time on task were displayed for all students in the class to see. The administration had to make a decision as to whether the use of "LearningPad" software and the displaying of student data were violations of student privacy laws.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 3
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A