Data & Civil Rights: Education Primer

Data & Civil Rights Conference, October 2014

8 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2014 Last revised: 1 Feb 2015

See all articles by Andrea Alarcon

Andrea Alarcon

Independent

Elana Zeide

University of California, Los Angeles

Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute

Kate Wikelius

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Danah Boyd

Microsoft Research; Georgetown University; Data & Society Research Institute

Seeta Peña Gangadharan

New America Foundation - Open Technology Institute

Corrine Yu

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Date Written: October 30, 2014

Abstract

Many education reformers see the merging of student data, predictive analytics, processing tools, and technology-based instruction as the key to the future of education and a means to further opportunity and equity in education. However, despite widespread discussion of the potential benefits and costs of using data in educational reform, it is difficult to determine who benefits from reforms since there has been little assessment of these programs and few oversight mechanisms.

Keywords: education technology, edtech, big data, data analytics, inequity, MOOCs, inBloom, privacy

Suggested Citation

Alarcon, Andrea and Zeide, Elana and Rosenblat, Alex and Wikelius, Kate and Boyd, Danah and Gangadharan, Seeta Peña and Yu, Corrine, Data & Civil Rights: Education Primer (October 30, 2014). Data & Civil Rights Conference, October 2014, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2542268 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2542268

Andrea Alarcon

Independent ( email )

Elana Zeide

University of California, Los Angeles ( email )

Los Angeles, CA
United States

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Alex Rosenblat

Data & Society Research Institute ( email )

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New York,, NY
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Kate Wikelius

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights ( email )

Danah Boyd (Contact Author)

Microsoft Research ( email )

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Georgetown University ( email )

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Data & Society Research Institute ( email )

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Seeta Peña Gangadharan

New America Foundation - Open Technology Institute ( email )

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United States

Corrine Yu

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights ( email )

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Washington, DC 20006
United States

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