Questions of Data Ownership on Campus

EDUCAUSE Review, August 2014

10 Pages Posted: 20 Dec 2014

See all articles by Kyle M. L. Jones

Kyle M. L. Jones

Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

John Thomson

Stanford Graduate School of Business

Kim Arnold

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Date Written: August 25, 2014

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Jones, Kyle and Thomson, John and Arnold, Kim, Questions of Data Ownership on Campus (August 25, 2014). EDUCAUSE Review, August 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2540337

Kyle Jones (Contact Author)

Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) ( email )

535 W. Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3103
United States

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John Thomson

Stanford Graduate School of Business ( email )

655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-5015
United States

Kim Arnold

University of Wisconsin - Madison ( email )

716 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53706-1481
United States

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