Tag Archives: Student Privacy

Library Students

Announced: Winner of ALISE’s Research Grant Competition

It’s a pleasure to announce that I was the winner of ALISE’s 2017 Research Grant competition. Per ALISE’s webpage, the award totals “$5,000 [and] may be made to support research broadly related to education for library and information science.” My grant application was entitled Algorithms in the library: An investigation into academic library participation in learning […]

Ethics

My Co-Authored Article on Information Ethics and Learning Analytics Published

Alan Rubel and I recently co-authored an article, which was just published in The Information Society. The article considers a number of what we call “narrow” or tractable information ethics issues related to learning analytics, as well as one “wider” concern regarding the larger values of higher education. In the abstract, we write: [L]earning analytics presents […]

Kids Looking at iPad

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 […]