Wednesday, February 22, 2012

#LAK12 Word Cloud of Data Privacy & Ethics Chat

We had a lively online chat during Erik Duval's presentation on privacy and ethics in learning analytics.
Here are some details that you can see on the word cloud:
--"brother" as in Big...some of us brought up the "Big Brother" theme when the question was asked, "What do you worry about with sharing your data?"
--Lies vs. truth: is it considered lying when you present yourself as other-than-you? Is it your responsibility to present the truth about yourself online?
--transparency is a concern: who can see the data? who can see the models?
--power: who has it in learning analytics? who doesn't? Do teachers, learners, or administrators have power in the system?
--We discussed Google and Target as two corporations who are mining our data for marketing insights.
--medical: How are learning analytics issues similar to issues encountered with personally identifiable medical information?

1 comment:

  1. Nice post, Nancy, with a useful overview of participants' concerns - thanks.