New Methods, New Needs: Preparing Academic Library Practitioners to Address Ethical Issues Associated with Learning Analytics

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) (2020 Forthcoming)

12 Pages Posted: 9 Jul 2020

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Kyle M. L. Jones

Indiana University-Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Date Written: 2020

Abstract

Academic libraries are participating in the collection and analysis of student data. Under the umbrella of learning analytics, these practices are directed toward developing an understanding of how libraries contribute to student learning, the educational experience, and efficient operations of academic institutions. Learning analytics, however, is loaded with ethical issues, which are complicated by privacy-related values espoused by library practitioners. This work-in-progress paper discusses emerging findings from a survey of academic library practitioners. The survey identifies what ethical issues practitioners associate with leaning analytics and the degree to which they are prepared to address such issues.

Keywords: privacy, education, students, academic libraries, research methods

Suggested Citation

Jones, Kyle and Hinchliffe, Lisa, New Methods, New Needs: Preparing Academic Library Practitioners to Address Ethical Issues Associated with Learning Analytics (2020). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) (2020 Forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3627813

Kyle Jones (Contact Author)

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Lisa Hinchliffe

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ( email )

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