As part of our work on developing institutional Learning Analytics Policy I was pleased to be able to slip the following into our statement of principles and purposes.
“Interactions with analytics as part of the University learning experience can help our students build ‘digital savviness’ and prompt more critical reflection on how data about them is being used more generally, what consent might actually mean and how algorithms work across datasets to define and profile individuals.”
With this in mind things I have been reading recently:
- Martha Lane Fox – Technology is a marvel – now let’s make it moral (Guardian)
- Tanya Dorey-Elias – Building a digital literacy playground – an emerging idea
- Jim Groom – Towards Open: Counter (Data) Surveillance
- Brad Wheeler – Who is doing our data laundry?
- Amy Isard and Jeremy Knox – Automatic Generation of Student Report Cards
- Lynda.com Privacy Notice on our website (why do we not provide this information as standard)
I’m sure I’m going to add to this list. Is there anything anyone else would recommend?
I’m also pretty sure we’re going to do something in this space to investigate some of this further.