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Guest Editorial: Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics

Ferguson, Rebecca; Hoel, Tore; Scheffel, Maren and Drachsler, Hendrik (2016). Guest Editorial: Ethics and Privacy in Learning Analytics. Journal of Learning Analytics, 3(1) pp. 5–15.

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Abstract

The European Learning Analytics Community Exchange (LACE) project is responsible for an ongoing series of workshops on ethics and privacy in learning analytics (EP4LA), which have been responsible for driving and transforming activity in these areas. Some of this activity has been brought together with other work in the papers that make up this special issue. These papers cover the creation and development of ethical frameworks, as well as tools and approaches that can be used to address issues of ethics and privacy. This editorial suggests that it is worth taking time to consider the often intertangled issues of ethics, data protection and privacy separately. The challenges mentioned within the special issue are summarised in a table of 22 challenges that are used to identify the values that underpin work in this area. Nine ethical goals are suggested as the editors’ interpretation of the unstated values that lie behind the challenges raised in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2016 The Authors
ISSN: 1929-7750
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Learning Analytics Community Exchange (H-13-001-DC)619424EC (European Commission): FP (inc.Horizon2020 & ERC schemes)
Keywords: learning analytics; ethics; privacy; data protection; LACE project
Academic Unit/School: Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning Teaching and Innovation (LTI)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 46159
Depositing User: Rebecca Ferguson
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 16:08
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2017 19:24
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46159
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