Report: Collection of Ed Data Useful but Challenging

THE Journal: Non-profit RAND Corp. has weighed in on the collection of data through education technology and found it to be both useful and troubling. In a newly published perspective, "Privacy and Interoperability Challenges Could Limit the Benefits of Education Technology," researchers Katharina Ley best and John Pane first laid out the numerous advantages of ed tech and the use of the data it generates for numerous stakeholders.

At the same time, however, the report explained, the burgeoning collection of data in education poses "infrastructure challenges" related to creation and storage that reduce the usefulness of data and presents "data privacy implications" that haven't been resolved, even with the current crop of regulations.

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