Students Want Their Personal Data to be Used to Improve the College Experience, Survey Says

Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech, Dec 06, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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This is the sort of survey that gets repeated uncritically in news media like Ed Tech magazine. All we know of the methodology is that is was conducted "among" 1,000 university students in the U.S. who were sent email invitations and answered an online survey. We don't know how many of them answered. And it's not their "personal data", exactly: the survey "defined personal student information as any data the school manages about a student, from application to meal plan." So, in other words, not personal data.

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