Technology tools and apps are making it possible for educators and students to collaborate, create, and share ideas more easily than ever.
When schools use technology, students’ data—including some personal information—is collected both by educators and often the companies that provide apps and online services. It is just as essential for educators to protect their students as it is to help them learn.
Traditionally, student data consisted of things like attendance, grades, discipline records, and health records. Access to that data used to be restricted to the administrator, guidance counselor, teacher, or other school officials who needed it to serve the educational needs of the child. With the use of technology in schools, traditional data is now often shared with companies that provide Student Information Systems (SIS), Learning Management Systems (LMS), and many other technologies.
…everything from last night’s math homework to the metadata of their online behavior while immersed in an app—is now created, collected, and often held by third party educational technology vendors.
New technologies—including personal computers, mobile devices, apps, websites, programs, and online services—are used in classrooms in ways that cause new data to be generated about individual students that never existed before including drafts and edits as they are recorded and showing the pacing and record of their performance through a math or reading program. Communications between students and teachers, or students and other students—along with everything from last night’s math homework to the metadata of their online behavior while immersed in an app—is now created, collected, and often held by third party educational technology vendors.
With the accelerated adoption of this new digital system in the Covid-19 era, it is more than necessary to stay vigilant about securing the Data Privacy of your children. Parents must question the type, ways, and means of data collection by the education institution. As the superior analytics power has made any third capable of peeking into your child’s brain.
Ayottaz can help you understand more about how to become Data Privacy-aware and become future-ready.