Current Privacy Issues in K-12 Education

| January 20, 2019

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Provides answers to common questions about privacy and access to information in the school system. Goal to provide Ontario’s school board officials and education professionals with an understanding of their rights and obligations in relation to the privacy of, and access to, students’ personal information.Develop policies and procedures to evaluate, approve and support the use of e-learning platforms and, where feasible or required, conduct privacy impact assessments.

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Ideaphora offers first-of-their-kind, cloud-based learning tools that deconstruct content into its most meaningful concepts, allowing learners to reconstruct information into lasting, personalized knowledge, based on their preferences, learning styles and goals.Ideaphora increases the value of digital content by allowing learners to easily and quickly connect and assimilate concepts presented online, fostering the development of higher order thinking skills and accelerating the learning process. Learners discover concepts, evaluate their thinking, and apply their knowledge in the digital environment so they can thrive in the globally connected world in which they live.

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