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ERIC Number: EJ1199935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Achieving Big Data Privacy in Education
Reidenberg, Joel R.; Schaub, Florian
Theory and Research in Education, v16 n3 p263-279 Nov 2018
Education, Big Data, and student privacy are a combustible mix. The improvement of education and the protection of student privacy are key societal values. Big Data and Learning Analytics offer the promise of unlocking insights to improving education through large-scale empirical analysis of data generated from student information and student interactions with educational technology tools. This article explores how learning technologies also create ethical tensions between privacy and the use of Big Data for educational improvement. We argue for the need to demonstrate the efficacy of learning systems while respecting privacy and how to build accountability and oversight into learning technologies. We conclude with policy recommendations to achieve these goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974