Aug 102015
 August 10, 2015  Posted by  Youth & Schools

Jill Barshay writes:

LearnSphere, a new $5 million federally-funded project at Carnegie Mellon University, aims to become “the biggest open repository of education data” in the world, according to the project leader, Ken Koedinger.

If you think that sounds ambitious and a lot like inBloom, the Gates Foundation-funded non-profit that shut its doors in 2014 after student privacy fears escalated, you’re right.

“There certainly are some similarities,” said Koedinger, a professor of human computer interaction and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.

Don’t panic yet, though. Read more on Games+Learning, as there are important differences.

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