I'm Kyle Jones, a doctoral candidate in The iSchool at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, WI. I teach courses covering the often intersecting areas of emerging information technologies, social issues of information technology systems, and information architecture and web design for information institutions (e.g., libraries, museums, archives, etc.). My research addresses issues of privacy related to the use of data analytics in companies, organizations, and institutions.
I'm currently researching and writing my dissertation, which is a qualitative study of institutional stakeholders in higher education colleges and universities who are building systemic capacity for learning analytics. I'm asking questions about student privacy in relationship to learning analytics technologies, practices, and information policies. I've entered this area with a social informatics perspective. For this study, Helen Nissenbaum's "framework of contextual integrity" informs some of the questions I ask; constructivist Grounded Theory helps me make sense of my data.
This site serves as a public record of my scholarship and teaching in the area of library and information science. If I'm doing things right, it should serve as a resource for others (the public, other academics, students, and practitioners) to understand what I'm doing and what I find interesting and important. In the near future, I plan on sharing updates about my research and teaching, interesting news and notes, and the occasional #whereIwork picture. But for now, this site will remain static.