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OPINION: What’s the high-tech tradeoff for students and teachers?

The Hechinger Report

Revelations about the privacy practices of Facebook only serve to underscore the stakes surrounding the capture and use of personal data. It is in everyone’s best interests to ensure that schools protect the digital rights of their stakeholders, putting the best interests of students and teachers at the center.”. Related: Psst!

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A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

This from the school district that is still reeling from a major student data privacy breach. Without ethical practices, student data could be used to curtail academic success rather than help ensure it." Case in point: Chrome extensions gone bad.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

It works well, that is, if you disregard student data privacy and security. At the time, David Wiley expressed his concern that the lawsuit could jeopardize the larger OER movement, if nothing else, by associating open educational materials with piracy. Certainly “free” works well for cash-strapped schools.

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

This week: “ OpenStax Partners with panOpen to Expand OER Access.” Via El Paso Inc : “In mid-April, computer hackers had five days’ access to the personal data of a reported 51 El Paso Independent School District employees and were able to redirect their April 15 paychecks.”