A Smidgeon of Student Data Anyone?

Do you ever wonder about where things are going with the data collection on students? Are you even concerned? Wonder where things are going now that Arne Duncan has unlocked FERPA? Are you okay with your child working on those wonderful online education programs at home or at school? If you happened to see the following caution would it alleviate any concerns you have?

Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information given by an adult, and may be subject to public access.

This caution was found on the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Privacy Policy webpage. Makes me wonder how many online entities your child has to log onto at school have similar privacy policies. This is privacy? or piracy?

Jose Ferreira tells about one direction the data collection is going in this video. Here is a little blub that goes with the video that was posted in Nov. 2012.

Jose Ferreira, CEO of Knewton, shares his vision for a future where every student receives a truly personalized curriculum best suited to his or her needs. Knewton collects millions of data points about student users in order to provide them with more effective timing and content to enhance learning.

This entry was posted in Curriculum, Data Mining / Privacy, Protection of Pupil Rights, SLDS, State Longitudinal Data Systems, Testing / Assessments. Bookmark the permalink.

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