""So academics are scrambling to come up with rules and procedures for gathering and using student data—and manipulating student behavior...Yet another set of concerns arises because a lot of the new educational data collection is proprietary. Companies like Pearson, Blackboard and Coursera each have information on millions of learners. "This is not a new problem for science," Stevens says, pointing to pharmaceutical and medical research. "But it is a new fact in the field of education research." A fact that raises big questions: Who owns this data? The student, the institution, the company or some combination? Who gets to decide what is done in whose best interest?"
Friday, July 4, 2014
Big Data Comes To College; NPR, 7/4/14
Anya Kamenetz, NPR; Big Data Comes To College: