Other Resources for Analytics

To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

January 22, 2019 | Alexis Shore

To Advance Learning, Addressing Privacy Fears Is Essential

Too often, debates about students’ privacy are conducted within an isolated context of digital privacy law, instead of where they really belong––within discussions about improving teaching and learning. Parents are becoming more worried about students’ privacy because they hear a lot about risks and not enough about how students’ information can advance teaching and learning. […]

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Ethical use of Student Data for Learning Analytics Policy

May 21, 2017 | The Open University

Ethical use of Student Data for Learning Analytics Policy

This policy aims to set out how the University will use student data in an ethical way in order to shape the student support provided.  The policy is based around eight key principles, each of which is linked to particular aspects of learning analytics.

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Protecting Student Privacy in Research Projects

May 12, 2017 | Education New York

Protecting Student Privacy in Research Projects

While a great deal of attention has been paid recently to protecting the privacy of students’ personal information and education records, this resource argues that families and educators also need to be aware of the use and disclosure of students‘ personal information in research conducted by universities and other entities. This resource explores some potential […]

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Applications of Student Data in Higher Education Issues and Ethical Considerations

May 12, 2017 | Ithaka S+R

Applications of Student Data in Higher Education Issues and Ethical Considerations

This report focuses on the applications strand which sought to yield further insight into: the main areas of focus and most promising types of applications for the postsecondary community over the next few years ; a shared understanding of issues (for example, data types or methodologies) that may warrant additional ethical consideration; the potential for guiding principles […]

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May 12, 2017 | Educause

Managing Data Risk in Student Success Systems

Student success has come into sharp focus for higher education. New models have emerged in response to outcome-based funding at the state level and a completion agenda at the national level. Integrated planning and advising services (IPAS) systems show promise for improving student success and college completion rates, but IPAS use of student and institutional […]

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Student Privacy Self-Management: Implications For Learning Analytics

May 12, 2017 | The Open University

Student Privacy Self-Management: Implications For Learning Analytics

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 […]

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The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

May 11, 2017 | New America

The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

In ‘The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: A Landscape Analysis,’ authors Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer describe how predictive analytics are used in higher education to identify students who need extra support, steer students in courses they will do well in, and provide digital tools that can customize the learning process […]

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Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use

May 11, 2017 | New America

Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: Five Guiding Practices for Ethical Use

This report discusses the use of data in higher education, which are primarily used in the following ways: • Early-Alert Systems. In an early-alert system, flags are triggered based on academic and nonacademic data from students that signal when they may need additional support. Academic interventions may include tutoring, meetings with an adviser, or assigning a […]

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Privacy In the Age of Analytics

May 11, 2017 | Coalition for Networked Information

Privacy In the Age of Analytics

The move to digital information systems has allowed student data to become more visible and centralized. Technological mediation has also brought a range of third parties into data collection and analysis processes.  Often data is being collected and retained without the knowledge of the individuals whose data and activities are being tracked. This report discusses […]

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