Connecticut's self-service portal builds privacy into edtech

To improve digital learning for its students, Connecticut is focusing on privacy protection. The state’s Commission for Educational Technology has created a portal that allows edtech vendors to register their products and learn about the state’s digital privacy in education statute, all to ensure that edtech solutions meet the state’s requirements. “Our solution in Connecticut is to design a self-service portal where providers of educational software that are doing great work and really helping digital learning can go in and register their products, learn about our law and take steps to comply,” Doug Casey, the executive director of the Commission for Educational Technology says in a video interview. “Conversely, we’ve got our districts that can go in and search for compliant software and then engage with those vendors to execute those contracts.” The solution is especially important on the school side. In an era of increasing edtech usage, teachers are … Continue reading Connecticut’s self-service portal builds privacy into edtech