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 December 13, 2014  Online, Youth & Schools

D. Frank Smith reports:

The federal government may be legally powerless to protect data collected from students taking massive open online courses (MOOCs), according to a U.S. Department of Education spokeswoman, and two of the largest MOOC platforms disagree on the boundaries of the law in question.

MOOC platforms have amassed a treasure trove of data from tracking the activities of millions of students — from the things they click to the time they spend taking each course. And in the data-driven climate of higher education, such information has become more valuable than ever. But can it be safeguarded?

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