A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 11 Edition)

Doug Levin

Do you know that feeling when you are told your questions about student privacy are unfounded by a representative of a company that earns 86% of its total revenue from advertising? “I’m slightly wary of building a Google data profile of a young child,” says @ashleyrcarman @verge [link]. Tagged on: March 18, 2017 G Suite for Education Now Open for Personal Google Accounts, Outside Domains | Campus Technology → Raises privacy questions.

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There’s more Department of Education news – relating to student loans in particular – in “the business of financial aid” section below. Perhaps we can learn a little about the folks who still do. Letting the police decide what students should and should not read – totally a sign of a healthy democracy. Via The Hechinger Report : “In 6 states, school districts with the neediest students get less money than the wealthiest.”

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Via EdScoop : “ Google adds new terms to comply with Connecticut student data privacy laws.” Students in Oregon Were Bullied and Forced to Read Bible, Report Says.” ” That is, students in the North Bend School District. of Texas System Apologizes for Revoking Nepali Students ’ Scholarships.” ” Via Inside Higher Ed : “Violate Your Student Visa ? One-third of students take at least one class online.”

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm). Online Grade Portals.