Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Bill of Rights for What the What?

As someone with a considerable personal and professional interest in education, "open" blah blah "open," and who is a card-carrying member of the ACLU, I have no idea of what "A Bill of Rights and Principles for Learning in the Digital Age" is even supposed to be about.

For example, this is just hopeless:

The right to privacy

Student privacy is an inalienable right regardless of whether learning takes place in a brick-and-mortar institution or online. Students have a right to know how data collected about their participation in the online system will be used by the organization and made available to others. The provider should offer clear explanations of the privacy implications of students’ choices.

OK, so I have in "inalienable" right to privacy, now let's get down to discussing how important it is for "the online system" to inform me of how my privacy is being compromised by "the organization," based on my "choices."

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