Do edtech apps keep student data safe?

Times Higher Education | January 13, 2020

From in-class polling tools to university-wide learning management systems, software applications – apps – are ubiquitous on campuses nowadays. By collecting and crunching data from staff and students, these programs play a key role in supporting students and helping the modern university run smoothly. These data, however, can be highly sensitive – and very valuable. Add the fact that many of these apps are created by third-party companies and you have, some believe, a ticking data protection time bomb that threatens to upend pedagogical partnerships for the sake of private profit.

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Open education is an attitude, a practice, and a method of teaching that inspires inquiry, equal access to course materials, and sharing lessons and materials with the wider community. At the center of open education is the belief that education is strengthened when shared openly. Open education relies on open educational resources (OER) and open licensing.

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