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Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

May 9, 2017 | Columbia University

Educational Data Mining and Learning Analytics

Analytics has become a trend over the last several years, reflected in large numbers of graduate programs promising to make someone a master of analytics, proclamations that analytics skills offer lucrative employment opportunities (Manyika et al., 2011), and airport waiting lounges filled with advertisements from different consultancies promising to significantly increase profits through analytics. When […]

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All the data we can get: A contextual study of learning analytics and student privacy

May 9, 2017 | University of Wisconsin-Madison

All the data we can get: A contextual study of learning analytics and student privacy

In this dissertation, the author explores student privacy perspectives of higher education actors building capacity for learning analytics. Learning analytics is a socio-technical practice that analyzes data captured from information systems and networks students interact with to inform students’ educational experience, among other ends. Student privacy concerns are inherently linked to learning analytics due to […]

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Final Report and Recommendations of the UCLA Data Governance Task Force

May 9, 2017 | UCLA Data Governance Task Force

Final Report and Recommendations of the UCLA Data Governance Task Force

This report provides recommendations to UCLA leadership regarding how institutional governance of data about UCLA faculty, students, and staff should be structured and operated for UCLA, including: Initial operating principles that will guide UCLA when considering how data about members of its community should be used, a governance structure that ensures expectations for ethical and appropriate use […]

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EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

May 8, 2017 | Electronic Privacy Information Center

EPIC Student Privacy Project Website

This website offers recent FERPA news, resources regarding Federal actions on student privacy, and other resources to understand recent government action on student privacy.

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Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Data De-identification: An Overview of Basic Terms

This document is intended to assist educational agencies and institutions with maintaining compliance with privacy and confidentiality requirements under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) by reviewing basic terminology used to describe data de-identification (see de-identification below) as well as related concepts and approaches. In addition to defining and clarifying the distinction among […]

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FAQ: Cloud Computing and Privacy

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FAQ: Cloud Computing and Privacy

This document is designed to assist educational agencies and institutions that are considering using cloud computing solutions for education data. It contains responses to frequently asked questions about meeting necessary data privacy and data security requirements, including compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, to ensure proper protection of education records.

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Identity Authentication Best Practices

April 28, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

Identity Authentication Best Practices

This brief offers best practice recommendations for developing and implementing effective authentication processes to help ensure that only appropriate individuals and entities have access to education records. General suggestions provided in the brief are applicable to all modes of data access, be it in person, over the phone, by mail, or electronically.

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