Education Week reported that Pearson recently tested ‘social-psychological’ messages in their learning software on unwitting college students with “mixed results” and the privacy implications of this should make us wary.
Jane Robbins: In education, blockchain would enable all student records from any source to be uploaded into the system and shared with authorized users as part of a life-long dossier, or “digital transcript.”
Jane Robbins: All parents should download the Parent Toolkit just released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy to learn how to protect their children.
Current online data privacy legislation is a ruse protecting very little and makes vulnerable some of the most private characteristics of our children.
Jane Robbins: The data that can be gathered from VR gaming tech is massive, but of greater concern is how it can alter kids’ thoughts and behavior.
The education establishment is colluding with Big Data to obliterate opting out by promoting “embedded assessment” within the digital-learning platforms.
Lisa Hudson: Unlike what Education Week has reported studies on the adverse effects of excessive use of media on our children has not been limited.