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Tech companies ask Biden for more education support, student data

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

In a letter to the incoming administration, a group of companies stressed the importance of technology to facilitate high-quality learning, the need for additional funding, professional development and the value of data in assessing students.

CSU San Marcos was hacked in October

by Betsy Foresman • 6 months ago

Students, staff and faculty were notified earlier this year that a malicious actor had accessed sensitive data, prompting an upgrade to multi-factor authentication.

University data privacy is 'all over the place,' says researcher

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

Data has guided many universities though the pandemic, but a majority of students still don't trust their institutions to keep their information private.

Pandemic amplified students' growing reliance on technology, says Educause

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

A new Educause survey found that concerns of internet access, data protection and online accessibility were at the top of students' minds even before the pandemic hit.

Online learning company K12 exposes student data in Missouri

by Colin Wood • 8 months ago

One state official said the distribution of a spreadsheet by the company's lobbyists represented a "significant" data breach.

U. Wisconsin taps analytics to ensure students learn during pandemic

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

By collecting evidence of student performance, faculty are identifying skills students have mastered and areas where they're struggling.

Blackbaud mum on which universities had Social Security data stolen

by Betsy Foresman • 8 months ago

The company revised its story last week, but it's still not saying which universities were affected by the cyberattack discovered last May.

Hundreds of students' COVID-19 test data left unprotected at University of Kentucky

by Betsy Foresman • 10 months ago

A spokesperson said leaving a spreadsheet with personal information accessible to those outside the university's contact tracing team was a "regrettable error."

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

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year 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.

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