Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics? A Review of Current Issues and their Solutions

Date: 22nd April 2016

Authors:
Hendrik Drachsler, Open University, The Netherlands
Wolfgang Greller, Vienna University of Education
David Griffiths, University of Bolton
Tore Hoel, Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway
Michael Kickmeier-Rust, TU Graz, Austria

Link: Review 6: Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics

Citation: Drachsler, H., Greller, W., Griffiths, D., Hoel, T. Kickmeier-Rust, M. (2016). Is Privacy a Show-stopper for Learning Analytics? A Review of Current Issues and their Solutions. Learning Analytics Review, no. 6, January 2016, ISSN: 2057-7494. http://www.laceproject.eu/learning-analytics-review/privacy-show-stopper/

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Abstract: This review paper considers the dangers that might be raised by learning analytics. It then explores the ethical perspectives on privacy and data which are relevant to these dangers. Finally it presents and discusses a number of current proposals from institutions which propose ways of addressing privacy problems in learning analytics.

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