Implications of Privacy Concerns for Using Student Data for Research

Organization: National Academy of Education
Author: Marie Bienkowski, SRI International
Published: May 16, 2017

The concluding panel of the National Academy of Education (NAEd) workshop on student privacy in education research made an effort to summarize the complex perspectives and issues presented, and to provide overall recommendations to the NAEd for next steps. Panel members’ comments reflected their backgrounds in education research, software design, working with data in large online courses, business privacy responsibilities and ethics, and public policy around data use. Audience members participated enthusiastically during the Q&A session and their comments raised new issues, promoted new resources and approaches, and reinforced the importance of issues raised in previous panels.