Hyacinth Mascarenhas reports:
Australian university students are being tracked on campus via their mobile phones through their Wi-Fi usage. Referred to as “learner analytics”, universities say the tracking system, which collects the data using Wi-Fi routers as students make their way around campus, helps them improve student retention rates as well as the student experience.
The University of Melbourne has defended the practice, which monitors peoples’ digital trails as they move about the campus, saying it is “not tracking people” but is just looking at the movements of “essentially dots on the page”.
Read more on IBT.
So if a crime occurs on campus, they wouldn’t be trying to determine what phone had been in that area at that time? And what’s next?
Excuse me while I go look around for Pandora’s Box….