University to monitor student social media to gauge well-being

Richard Vaughan, iNews, Apr 18, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This is a couple of weeks old but I don't want to let it pass without comment. The interesting thing here isn't that the school is using analytics to help students succeed - this is becoming common - but rather that they are  drawing content not only from the LMS but also from social networks. "The move is being considered as part of the private university’s plans to become a 'positive' place of learning, which will teach students modules in mindfulness and positive psychology." The contribution of social media data is, of course, optional. For now.

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