Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Analytics on Learning

This paper argues that there are five crucial questions about student privacy that one must address in order to ensure that whatever the laudable goals and gains of learning analytics, they are commensurate with respecting students' privacy and associated rights, including (but not limited to) autonomy interests. The study address information access concerns, the intrusive nature of information-gathering practices, whether or not learning analytics is justified given the potential distribution of consequences and benefits, and issues related to student autonomy. Finally, the report questions whether learning analytics advances the aims of higher education or runs counter to those goals.

Rubel, A., & Jones, K. M. L. (2016). Student privacy in learning analytics: An information ethics perspective. The Information Society, 32(2), 143-159.

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