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Privacy Concerns Force Education Data Companies to Prove their Benefits

TC's Ryan Baker tells the Atlantic.com website that public concerns about privacy place a "significant burden" on education-data companies to illustrate their benefits. One way to do this is by measuring students' interest and motivation to learn about a particular subject. Baker, an associate professor of cognitive studies, says tracking engagement data "can help teachers identify which students are struggling with which material."

To see the Atlantic.com story, go to When Big Data Meets the Blackboard       

Baker, who joined the faculty in 2012, spearheaded creation of the world’s first graduate degree program in learning analytics at TC. In an article on the TC website, A Learning Experience for a Learning Analyst, Baker talks about the emerging field of learning analytics – the use of technology and large-scale data to, in essence, learn how learners learn.

Published Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2015

Privacy Concerns Force Education Data Companies to Prove their Benefits

TC's Ryan Baker tells the Atlantic.com website that public concerns about privacy place a "significant burden" on education-data companies to illustrate their benefits. One way to do this is by measuring students' interest and motivation to learn about a particular subject. Baker, an associate professor of cognitive studies, says tracking engagement data "can help teachers identify which students are struggling with which material."

To see the Atlantic.com story, go to When Big Data Meets the Blackboard       

Baker, who joined the faculty in 2012, spearheaded creation of the world’s first graduate degree program in learning analytics at TC. In an article on the TC website, A Learning Experience for a Learning Analyst, Baker talks about the emerging field of learning analytics – the use of technology and large-scale data to, in essence, learn how learners learn.
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