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ELI Releases New White Paper on Privacy Considerations in Cloud-Based Teaching and Learning Environments

ELI logoELI has released a new white paper, Privacy Considerations in Cloud-Based Teaching and Learning Environments, by Veronica Diaz (EDUCAUSE), Joann Martyn Golas (DePaul University), and Susan Gautsch (Pepperdine University).

In this white paper, we outline the privacy issues relevant to using cloud-based instructional tools or cloud-based teaching and learning environments for faculty members and those supporting instruction. Our discussion of how teaching and learning in an increasingly technological environment has transformed the way we interact and interpret FERPA will help inform various choices that institutions can consider to best address the law, including policy and best-practice examples. We highlight practical suggestions for how faculty members can continue to use innovative instructional strategies and engage students while considering privacy issues.