Questions of Data Ownership on Campus
EDUCAUSE Review, August 2014
10 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2014
Date Written: August 25, 2014
Valid arguments exist for students to control data about themselves, and similarly plausible arguments suggest that the institution can claim ownership. This article explores both perspectives. To avoid win-lose solutions, institutions acting as "information fiduciaries" can reap the benefits of analyzing student data while respecting student rights.
Keywords: Data ownership, learning analytics, higher education, student privacy
JEL Classification: I20
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