Participants at workshop

Notes from Utrecht Workshop on Ethics and Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics

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I’m back from yesterday’s excellent Workshop on Ethics & Privacy Issues in the Application of Learning Analytics  in Utrecht organised by LACE and SURF.  Hendrik Drachsler from the Open University of the Netherlands kicked off the session by presenting a background to learning analytics and some of the resulting ethical and privacy issues.  He mentioned the situation in […]

Students studying

Code of practice “essential” for learning analytics

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We had a lively session on ethics and legal issues at the Jisc Effective Learning Analytics workshop last week, kicking it off by outlining some of the key questions in this area: Who should have access to data about students’ online activities? Are there any circumstances when collecting data about students is unacceptable/undesirable? Should students […]

Valère Awouters

Ethics and cyberbullying

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Valère Awouters (right) from Belgium recounted the sad story this morning in Katowice of a teacher who was videoed by a pupil with his camera phone while losing control of a class and breaking down in tears. The video was then posted on youtube to the further humiliation of the teacher. Who was to blame? […]