Naked in the Garden: Privacy and the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment

Lisa Ho, EDUCAUSE Review, Aug 10, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

There's an interesting diagram about half way down this article comparing four privacy schemas (Asilomar, LACE, IMS Key Principles  and UCal Principles) against five themes (transparency, anonymity and choice, ownership and control, stewardship, and technical standards). It strikes me that these themes could be better expressed, comprising as they do conjunctions of distinct concepts. Additional sources could also be consulted, such as the U.S. Department of Education, the Connecticut act, the European Commission recommendations, and more. Looking at the documents we can see that protections could range from minimal to extensive, choice from none to some (there's no outright assertion anywhere that students own their own data), and stewardship from self-managed (ie., 'ethical') to mandated.

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