​​​Elana Zeide​

Privacy Perspectives in Interactive Learning Environments

In America, the discussion about information flow in education has reached a fever pitch with over 100 related state bills introduced this year and several proposals to overhaul an outdated federal student privacy regime. This presentation highlights key issues of the debate, proposed reforms, and emerging legal and ethical issues.  Much of the current conversation focuses on the role of third-party providers’ access to, use, and repurposing of student data, but stakeholders and policymakers will face even more difficult decisions regarding the data practices of educational actors in interactive learning environments. These choices implicate not only information policy but also different - and divergent - paradigms of the purpose of education itself.