Hi-Tech Education vs. Student Privacy

PBS News Hour featured “Why digital education could be a double-edged sword” in their “Making the Grade” segment recently.

Published on Apr 5, 2016
Public education is becoming increasingly digitized — these days, schools can compile everything from a student’s grades to their eating habits in online profiles. But while this technology facilitates personalized learning, it also puts student data at risk of being compromised and misused, and extra security could come at the expense of education. John Tulenko of Education Week reports.  (information posted on youtube)

Watching the video should raise lots of concern.  It touches on many important issues related to data collection, data storage, misuse of data, and data protection.

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