[MyData & Open Data] Fwd: [Open-education] The Quantified Student
Sander van der Waal
sander.vanderwaal at okfn.org
Thu Sep 18 15:08:10 UTC 2014
Sorry for cross-posting but I think this may be interesting to some of you
on this list too:
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From: Marieke Guy <marieke.guy at okfn.org>
Date: 18 September 2014 17:03
Subject: [Open-education] The Quantified Student
To: open-education at lists.okfn.org
Some of you might be interested in this...
Marketplace is running a series on student data "how it’s gathered, how
it’s used, and, most important, how it is protected".
- http://www.marketplace.org/content/lc-privacy-infographic -
infographic on quantified student
Amazing claim from Learning company Knewton: “We have five orders of
magnitude more data about you than Google has,” “We literally have more
data about our students than any company has about anybody else about
anything, and it’s not even close.”
And quite a lot of this data is being sold: "A study released last year (in
the US) by Fordham Law professor Joel Reidenberg found that very few school
districts explicitly restrict the sale or marketing of student information
in contracts with service providers."
They are also hosting a twitter chat tonight - We’re hosting a Twitter chat
- tonight from 5-6 p.m. PST. The hashtag is #studentdata.
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