The Datafied Classroom

The Datafied Classroom was a research project that investigated faculty perspectives of student privacy and their practices concerning emerging learning analytics tools and initiatives. The research team conducted a survey investigating how faculty incorporate student privacy resources into their courses and address student privacy in their instructional designs and adoption of educational technologies. Building on the results from the survey, the research team conducted 30 semi-structured interviews with faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists. The final phase of the project used the empirical findings from the survey and interviews to facilitate student privacy discussions among faculty, librarians, and instructional technologists. This project was funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Funding

  • $306,682

Timeline

  • Started: September 2019
  • Ended: May 2023

Resources


Publications

Jones, K. M. L., VanScoy, A., Bright, K., Harding, A., & Vedak, S. (2022). A measurement of faculty views on the meaning and value of student privacy. Journal of Computing in Higher Education, 34, 769–789. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12528-022-09320-7
Jones, K. M. L., VanScoy, A., Bright, K., & Harding, A. (2021). Do they even care? Measuring instructor value of student privacy in the context of learning analytics. Proceedings of the 54th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences (HICSS), 1529–1537. https://hdl.handle.net/10125/70797

Presentations

VanScoy, A., & Jones, K. M. L. (2023). Student privacy in the datafied classroom: Researching instructional privacy practices to facilitate privacy advocacy discussions. Ohio State University Privacy Day, Online. https://osf.io/hefy7
Jones, K. M. L., Perry, M. R., Hinchliffe, L. J., & VanScoy, A. (2021, March). Privacy and learning analytics: A findings-based multi-stakeholder discussion. Annual Meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Online. https://osf.io/xvzsf/
VanScoy, A., Jones, K. M. L., Bright, K., & Harding, A. (2020). Instructors’ understanding of and responses to student privacy in the datafied classroom. Annual meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), Online.
VanScoy, A., Jones, K. M. L., Bright, K., & Harding, A. (2020). Student privacy in the datafied classroom: Privacy practices in an interconnected world. Annual meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), Online.