Jun 142016
 
 June 14, 2016  Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Jarrett Carter writes:

The concept of academic intrusion isn’t novel, but the usage of monitoring technology invites a lot of questions and possibilities for things that can go wrong. Institutions should be extraordinarily careful not to paint a particular type of student with data points on academic performance, without the investment in the human resources to help these students manage the issues which may be causing poor performance.

Factors like how often one visits the cafeteria or swipes into the library could be indicators of how much time a student spends on campus, and since national data show more students are opting out of dorms, they could lead to false correlations.

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