How Should We Balance the Privacy of Student Data with the Opportunities Online Educational Tools Offer for Students?

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Global Education Publisher CMRubinWorld interviews thought leaders Vibhu Mittal (CEO of Edmodo) and Michael Horn (Co-Founder and Executive Director Clayton Christensen Institute) about the latest research.

Blended learning continues to grow rapidly, but it involves much more than introducing technology into global classrooms. How do we design student-centered education systems that enable each student to realize his or her fullest potential?

At EdmodoCon 2015, Global Education Publisher C. M. Rubin invited Vibhu Mittal, CEO of Edmodo (No. 1 K-12 social learning network in the world that reaches over 51 million users across 190 countries) and Michael Horn, co-founder and executive director of education at the Clayton Christensen Institute, to discuss the challenges and opportunities educators face today and in the years ahead for student learning in a world driven by innovative online technology.

Horn comments that while privacy is critical, the dialogue nationally is “focusing far too much on the privacy aspects surrounding data rather than the important usage that data has for driving personalized learning and supporting students, teachers, and parents,” and he notes that if we persist “we risk cutting teachers off from critical data that can help them better serve students.”

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CMRubinWorld is an online publishing company which has become a highly visible platform for global discourse on 21st century education. The company is respected for publishing a diverse range of innovative ideas that are presented by the founder, C. M. Rubin, together with the world’s thought leaders in education. Our interviews and articles covering the vital issues faced today are intended to be of integral value to parents, students, and educators who are our readers around the world.

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