Ethical Learning Analytics: Do No Harm vs. Do Nothing?

Thursday, October 29 | 1:00PM–1:20PM ET
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Simulive

What is an institution's ethical obligation of knowing something about its students? In this presentation, we'll make a case for why -- despite understandable ethical and privacy concerns about use of student data -- we cannot "do nothing" as a way to ensure we "do no harm."

Outcomes: Better understand recent developments in learning analytics research and pilot studies * Hear practical examples that demonstrate these developments in an ethical, institutional context * Learn to assess potential applications of ethical learning analytics for your institution


  • John Fritz

    Assoc. VP, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • John Whitmer

    Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists