Emerging Technologies and Student Data Privacy

Emerging Technologies and Student Data Privacy

From artificial intelligence (AI) to virtual reality (VR), emerging technologies promise to revolutionize the learning experience. However, with great potential comes great responsibility, especially when it comes to student data privacy. As we explore the intersection of emerging technologies and student data privacy, here is what you need to know to navigate this intricate landscape.

The Promise of Emerging Technologies in Education

Technology has already revolutionized learning, and the rapidly evolving edtech landscape offers many benefits for K-12 school districts to extend their curriculum, enhance learning opportunities, and support educators.

Personalized Learning

AI-powered platforms are capable of analyzing individual student learning patterns, adapting content and pacing to suit each individual student. Personalizing education enhances its effectiveness and makes it possible to better deliver the curriculum to students with diverse learning styles.

Augmented and Virtual Reality

AR and VR technologies open the world to K-12 students by transporting them to historical events, faraway places, or even inside the human body. Being able to experience learning in an immersive environment makes abstract concepts tangible, promoting engagement and understanding.

Data Analytics for Educational Insights

For districts, the benefits of emerging technologies extend beyond the classroom by providing enhanced analytics tools capable of processing vast amounts of data to provide valuable insights into student performance, enabling educators and administrators to make better decisions about teaching, education and curriculum, and instructional design.

The Data Privacy Challenge with Emerging Technologies

While emerging technologies hold immense promise, they also raise concerns about the privacy and security of student data. School IT leaders must be vigilant and proactive in addressing these challenges to ensure that the benefits of emerging technologies do not come at the expense of student privacy.

Key Considerations for Educators

When evaluating technologies to introduce into the K-12 environment, there are several steps that should be taken to ensure student data privacy. Zero trust, data minimization, and comprehensive

School Passport’s Privacy Governance Console begins by auto-discovering all applications being used within a district. It then leverages technology to collect data about each application and correlates the apps with 1Edtech’s TrustEd database to rate PII data exposure risk. IT staff members can select whether to filter PII to specific vendors or anonymize it. In short, the Privacy Governance Console within School Passport enables districts to discover data leakage risks and mitigate them. Learn more: https://gg4l.com/privacy-governance-console/

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School Passport is a data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any EdTech product, eliminates the need to share student PII and is easy to implement for schools and vendors.


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