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North Dakota passes landmark privacy policy protecting higher-ed student data

by Betsy Foresman • 3 weeks ago

The policy creates new privacy guidelines and prohibits the state's 11 public colleges from selling or releasing any student’s information for advertising purposes.

As education moves online, universities weigh student engagement

by Betsy Foresman • 2 months ago

Administrators say they're asking students for suggestions and watching social media to see how they're coping with recent changes to their educations.

After the pandemic, AI tutoring tool could put students back on track

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University were forced to halt testing on AI-powered tutoring software, but it could find a new use when in-person classes resume.

Students say Florida State's online exam tech violates privacy

by Betsy Foresman • 3 months ago

More than 5,000 students have signed an online petition asking FSU to stop using the technology, which monitors students through their webcams and microphones.

Can universities boost student experience without invading privacy?

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

As campus technology increasingly aids students' academic lives, privacy violations, too, are becoming more frequent and invasive.

Trump's 2021 budget would defund statewide student data programs

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

Federal grants helped 47 states build student-data systems, but the president is attempting to eliminate the program for the third year running.

Indiana's new school data website uses a conversational style

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The portal allows parents to compare the state's K-12 education options on metrics like student demographics, test performance and school spending.

A new chatbot could help at-risk students stay in college

by Betsy Foresman • 5 months ago

The new machine learning-powered chatbot from EdSights gives advisers key insights into the challenges students are facing and how to address them.

Activists pressure colleges to abandon facial-recognition tech

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

Advocacy group Fight for the Future says the potential harm of facial recognition is too great and that higher education should give it up altogether.