The mission of InCommon is to create and support a common trust framework for U.S. education and research. This includes trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research in the United States.
Mission: ISTE inspires educators worldwide to use technology to innovate teaching and learning, accelerate good practice and solve tough problems in education by providing community, knowledge and the ISTE Standards, a framework for rethinking education and empowering learners.
Just as motorists take driver’s education to learn how to recognize and react to road situations, digital age students need a course in how to navigate precarious situations online, such as cyberbullying and copyright infringement.
From Forbes: "The toolkit explains, in frightening detail, why teacher and student data is vulnerable, including, in both cases, the fact that ownership of the data is not always clear. There is a full chapter laying out the pertinent privacy laws as they currently stand (if you think you know FERPA, you may be unaware of the loopholes that have been added over the past decade)."
Can we tie library usage data to student success? Yes! The goal of this project: to show, using university metrics of success, what library use does for student success at the U of M. A partnership of UM Libraries and the office of IR.
The move to digital information systems has allowed student data to become more visible and centralized. Technological mediation has also brought a range of third parties into data collection and analysis processes. Often data is being collected and retained without the knowledge of the individuals whose data and activities are being tracked. This report discusses these data privacy issues in regards to student analytics activities.
Many leading providers of digital content to libraries in North America are changing the way they provide access to library patrons. Instead of allowing anonymous access via well-established channels, these providers are increasingly seeking personally identifiable, individual patron data. Often these efforts to gather more patron data are bundled into efforts to “enhance” or modernize platforms as the sector moves towards single sign on, and away from traditional, IP-based access. The providers have many possible drivers to gather this data: personalization, analytics, marketing, et al. This approach is unacceptable.