Tuesday, November 5, 2019

At Educause, a Push to Monitor Student Data is Met with Concerns About Privacy and Equity - Rebecca Koenig, EdSurge

Digital redlining, as Gilliard defines it, comes in many forms. One is denying students at community colleges access to academic journal subscriptions or using parental controls on websites, a practice that intends to block objectionable material but may also impede research on topics of valid scholarly interest. Another is digital surveillance, through tools that track eye movement while students read, document their paths across campus or, as some companies are trying to encourage, monitor their electrical brain activity while they sit in class.

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