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“This Will Go Down On Your Personal Record”

The student voice is not well represented in ed-tech. At worst students become data points for analysis. At best they are spoken for without full consideration of their needs as learners. From two different perspectives, that of a director of education at a tech start-up and a faculty member and director of digital learning at a state university, we present a challenge to the ed-tech industry to look more closely at how software platforms and policies can be at odds with student interests.

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  1. Reconsider campus and federal privacy regulation.
  2. Consider the pedagogy of active student involvement in choosing and designing technology for classroom use.
  3. Imagine what the role of the students might be in the future of ed-tech.


  • Jeremy Dean, Director of Education, Hypothesis
  • Adam Croom, Director of the Office of Digital Learning and Assistant Professor in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma


Jeremy Dean, Dir of Education, hypothes.is

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  • Tags: ed-tech, learning, privacy
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Instruction
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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