​Does Data Collection Help Students or Big Brother?

​Does Data Collection Help Students or Big Brother?

DATA DYSTOPIA? Student data collection touches a nerve for many parents and educators, as they struggle to find an answer: Is it the dire harbinger of an Orwellian future, or a useful tool for personalizing learning?

The New York Times brings the issue (in less melodramatic phrasing) to privacy experts and technologists in a debate: Is the collection of data from schools an invasion of students’ privacy? Read up (paywall warning) on a spectrum of perspectives:

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