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Article Published on Emerging Roles for Librarians in MOOCs

I’m happy to announce that a co-authored article of mine was recently published in the Journal of Library and Information Services in Distance Learning.  This articles adds to a number of previously published pieces I wrote with Michael Stephens, with whom I co-taught our Fall 2013 massive open online course (MOOC) for library and information science professionals.  You […]

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Student Privacy Bill Introduced in the House, Yet Many Questions Remain

Following President Obama’s expressed interest in improving student privacy legislation in the K-12 domain, Reps. Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced on Wednesday (4/29/2015) H.R. 2092: The Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015.  According to The New York Times, “the bill would prohibit operators of websites, apps and other online services for kindergartners […]

The Student Digital Privacy Act: Where’s the Protection for College Students?

Student privacy advocates collectively rejoiced Monday at President Obama’s announcement of the Student Digital Privacy Act (SDPA).  As roughly outlined in his speech, the bill would extend three explicit privacy protections to students and their parents: student data could not be used for targeted advertising, student data could not be sold to or by third […]

Interesting Jobs for Students: Learning Design Librarian

From the job description: Millersville University seeks a creative self-starter to design, maintain, and assess the library’s learner-centered information literacy program. The Learning Design Librarian (LDL) provides leadership to the library department by developing strategies for integrating information literacy into the curriculum and by assessing the instruction program’s impact on student learning. The LDL also participates in […]

Interesting Jobs for Students: Data Librarian at the CUNY Graduate Center Library

From the job description: Come work with us — the Graduate Center Library is hiring a Data Librarian! The Data Librarian will serve as the library’s expert on the discovery, manipulation, preservation, and publication of research-related data. S/he will work with faculty and students across the disciplines, providing instruction and support for the multifarious forms and roles of […]

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New Article To Be Published in The Information Society – Student Privacy in Learning Analytics: An Information Ethics Perspective

It’s my pleasure to announce that The Information Society journal has accepted an article I co-authored with Alan Rubel, who is an assistant professor at UW-Madison’s School of Library and Information Studies.  You can access the full article at SSRN. Should you want to cite the article, please use the following citation: Rubel, A. & Jones, K. […]

New Article Published in JELIS

It’s my pleasure to announce the publication of a new article in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, which I co-authored with Michael Stephens.  This piece stems from research into The Hyperlinked Library MOOC that I co-taught with Michael in the fall of 2013.  Findings within the article reveal interesting themes regarding the potential for library and information science programs […]

Holding Student Records in Trust

Some of us advanced the proposition that student records should be thought of as records that the institution holds in trust for the student.  We said that if we proceed from that premise, then the institution should reveal information in its records only when the student consented. Flemming, A. S. (1967). Confidentiality and educational information. […]

A Futurist Looks To Learning Analytics in 1969

Computers will always be important to schools for arithmetic processing, file maintenance, and report generation. Ultimately, however, the computer’s major contribution to the instructional process will probably come when it is used as an adaptive device, programmed to follow and aid individual students and to adjust itself to the individual needs and desires of its […]