Why the State of Surveillance in Schools Might Lead to the Next Equifax Disaster

Jenny Abamu, EdSurge, Sept 20, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

The reference to Equifax is just a little priming for the search engines; this story has nothing to do with data leaks (there's a well-worn strategy called 'streaming' in blog writing where you follow in the wake of popular stories to catch a little of the search traffic; I'm not a fan). The article tracks a fictitious student through a surveilled school. Every movement is tracked, every interaction is logged. The question is, what will we do with this data? "You are making predictions like, ‘Johnny has a 95 percent chance that he is going to commit plagiarism. He hasn’t done it yet, but we will go in there and intervene now.’" 

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