Tag: educational-surveillance

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www.eff.org > Jacob Hoffman-Andrews and Lindsay Oliver
Student Privacy and the Fight to Keep Spying Out of Schools: Year in Review 2020
29 dec. 2020 - As students were sent home from school in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools followed them home with invasive surveillance technology. This trend, spurred by the surge in remote learning, was an opportunistic move by tech companies and schools already in a race to control students through technology.
 · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · not-read

www.eff.org > Jason Kelley
ExamSoft Flags One-Third of California Bar Exam Test Takers for Cheating
22 dec. 2020 - One of EFF’s chief concerns about exam proctoring software—in addition to the fact that it subjects students to excessive surveillance—is the risk that it will incorrectly flag students for cheating, called “false positives.” This can be due either to the software’s technical failures or to its requirements that students have relatively new computers and access to near-broadband speeds. Last week, the California Bar released data confirming our fear of false positives: during its use of ExamSoft for the October Bar exam, over one-third of the nearly nine-thousand online examinees were flagged by the software (13:00 into the video of the California Committee of Bar Examiners meeting).
 · educational-surveillance · false-positives · proctoring

lindaduits.nl > Linda Duits
Waarom ik maar beter kan stoppen met controle op plagiaat
11 dec. 2020 - Plagiaat is een hobbyproject van me, in de zin dat ik er overmatig mee bezig ben. Niet alleen in columns (ik heb het nagezocht: dit wordt mijn vierde over dit onderwerp), maar ook in mijn onderwijs. Ik sta in de eerste werkgroep altijd uitgebreid stil bij de passage in de syllabus, zo uitgebreid dat studenten vaak verzuchten ‘jaha Linda, nu weten we het wel’. Om vervolgens alsnog plagiaat te plegen.
 · educational-surveillance · plagiarism

www.eff.org > Rory Mir
End University Mandates for COVID Tech
16 nov. 2020 - Since the COVID-19 crisis began, many universities have looked to novel technologies to assist their efforts to retain in-person operations. Most prominent are untested contact tracing and notification applications or devices. While universities must commit to public health, too often these programs invade privacy and lack transparency. To make matters worse, some universities mandate these technologies for students, faculty, staff, and even visitors. As we’ve stated before, forcing people to install COVID-related technology on their personal devices is the wrong call.
 · covid-19 · educational-surveillance · not-read

ammienoot.com > Anne-Marie Scott
Mind the Ethics Gap
6 sep. 2020 - I’ve Tweeted a few things this week relating to a colleague in another Canadian university, Ian Linkletter, who now finds himself on the sticky end of a lawsuit from Proctorio, an automated proctoring service, for sharing some videos that they regarded to be confidential. These videos were published as unlisted videos on YouTube – a form of security through obscurity rather than a properly secure solution – the irony of which has not failed to escape many who have commented on the case.
 · art · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · ethics · proctoring · surveillance-capitalism

hackeducation.com > Audrey Watters
Robot Teachers, Racist Algorithms, and Disaster Pedagogy
3 sep. 2020 - I have volunteered to be a guest speaker in classes this Fall. It's really the least I can do to help teachers and students through another tough term. I spoke tonight in Dorothy Kim's class "Race Before Race: Premodern Critical Race Studies." Here's a bit of what I said...
 · algorithmic-bias · black-struggle · educational-surveillance · educational-technology · plagiarism · proctoring · project-iis · racist-technology · turnitin · united-kingdom

www.eff.org > Jason Kelley and Lindsay Oliver
Proctoring Apps Subject Students to Unnecessary Surveillance
20 aug. 2020 - With COVID-19 forcing millions of teachers and students to rethink in-person schooling, this moment is ripe for an innovation in learning. Unfortunately, many schools have simply substituted surveillance technology for real transformation. The use of proctoring apps—privacy-invasive software products that “watch” students as they take tests or complete schoolwork, has skyrocketed. These apps make a seductive promise: that schools can still rely on high-stakes tests, where they have complete control of a student's environment, even during remote learning. But that promise comes with a huge catch—these apps violate student privacy, negatively impact some populations, and will likely never fully stop creative students from outsmarting the system.
 · educational-surveillance · proctoring · project-iis · workplace-surveillance