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Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

Personalized Learning: The Conversations We’re Not Having

Key questions explored in this primer include: what, exactly the rhetoric surrounding personalized learning is promising, and why? Can an analysis show whether this technology is delivering what it promises? And what other concerns, absent from the discourse, do we need to be most attendant to when the educational sphere imports a framework of data […]

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The Legacy of inBloom

May 9, 2017 | Data & Society Research Institute

The Legacy of inBloom

InBloom was an ambitious edtech initiative funded in 2011, launched in 2013, and ended in 2014. This report addresses why the story of inBloom is important. For some, inBloom’s story is one of contradiction: the initiative began with unprecedented scope and resources. And yet, its decline was swift and public. What caused a $100 million initiative […]

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Opportunity for all? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

May 9, 2017 | The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

Opportunity for all? Technology and Learning in Lower-Income Families

This report analyzes the ‘digital divide’ by discussing challenges faced by lower income families with respect to the use of technology in learning, both at home and in the classroom, and discusses rates of device ownership, home internet access, digital literacy amongst both students and parents, and potential solutions.

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Deep Dive: Protecting Student Data

May 8, 2017 | K-12 TechDecisions

Deep Dive: Protecting Student Data

This article takes a look at how service providers can protect their network and mitigate the risks to student data given the advent of ‘bring your own device’ policies and other new network risks.

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The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

May 8, 2017 | New York University School of Law

The Proverbial “Permanent Record”

This paper examines where permanent record concerns point to issues that have yet to be addressed by  policymakers,  and  it  suggests  mechanisms  to  clarify  the  debate and  better address stakeholder fears  by  providing  a better privacy infrastructure.

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Privacy in the Age of No Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Intel Education

Privacy in the Age of No Privacy

This resource provides a brief overview on data security safeguards for education officials, and discusses how they can protect students from data breaches and other misuses of their data.

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Legal Implications of Using Digital Technology in Public Schools: Effects on Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Journal of Law and Education

Legal Implications of Using Digital Technology in Public Schools: Effects on Privacy

This article discusses the potential risks to students when districts incorporate technology by considering who is collecting data and why it is problematic.  The article then takes a look at how student privacy is compromised and who are the likely responsible parties for data breaches.  It also discusses student expectations with respect to technology in the classroom.

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Five Principles to Protect Student Privacy

May 8, 2017 | Parent Coalition for Student Privacy

Five Principles to Protect Student Privacy

This resource outlines five principles that the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy believes should be incorporated into any policy, law, or regulation pertaining to the use of student data.

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