Now Available From FAIFE: “Educational Technologies and Student Data – Briefing for Libraries”
The use of technology in education is growing, and a new class of technologies has emerged that relies on tracking and analysing vast amounts of student behavioural data to measure their activity, participation or wellbeing.
The position of libraries in educational ecosystems means that they may well, both directly and indirectly, come across these trends.
University and school libraries will be affected by the Edtech their institutions use. Both public and academic libraries can face pressure to use more performance tracking and learning analytics tools to benchmark their users’ progress and demonstrate performance.
It is worth libraries being conscious of the growing role of Edtech in the schools, colleges and universities that they serve. IFLA has produced this briefing to outline the key ethical and security concerns for libraries to consider, and suggest some ways for libraries to promote responsible and ethical use of Edtech.
Direct to Full Text Briefing Document
4 pages; PDF
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.