"Big Data in Education"
The wealth of student data generated today can help educators learn about student thinking and effective teaching in ways "that were unimagined just a decade ago," but also can create deep concerns about student privacy and the proper use of data, a report by the National Academy of Education says.
The report calls for more training for researchers on a variety of issues, including:
• How to use and protect student data;
• Privacy laws and policies;
• How to address the concerns of parents and others about privacy; and
• How to communicate the benefits of research to a broader audience.
Vol. 36, Issue 34, Page 5Published in Print: June 7, 2017, as Student Data