Student Privacy Self-Management: Implications For Learning Analytics

Organization: The Open University
Author: Paul Prinsloo and Sharon Slade
Published: March 16, 2015

This paper explores issues around consent and the seemingly simple choice to allow students to opt-in or opt-out of having their data tracked. We consider how 3 providers of massive open online courses (MOOCs) inform users of how their data is used, and discuss how higher education institutions can work toward an approach which engages and more fully informs students of the implications of learning analytics on their personal data.