When it comes to the delivery of IT services, the 31 institutions of the University System of Georgia work together as a system to ensure the delivery of more-effective technology solutions at costs that they can better afford.
Valid arguments exist for students to control data about themselves, and similarly plausible arguments suggest that the institution can claim ownership. To avoid win-lose solutions, institutions acting as "information fiduciaries" can reap the benefits of analyzing student data while respecting student rights.
Utilitarian concerns increasingly drive machine ethics, particularly the few ethical discussions in learning analytics. Innovations in learning analytics may occur more rapidly and with better outcomes if informed ethical discussions occur at every step of development.
Roughly 7% of all U.S. institutions have had at least one data breach. Read more in the ECAR study, “Just in Time Research: Data Breaches in Higher Education.”
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