[kictanet] Fwd: [Internet Policy] Privacy and Learning Platforms

Barrack Otieno otieno.barrack at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 09:36:23 EAT 2021


Might be of interest even as we look forwad to the conversation during the
Kenya IGF week.

Thank you

Best Regards

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From: Winthrop Yu via InternetPolicy <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>
Date: Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 8:47 AM
Subject: [Internet Policy] Privacy and Learning Platforms
To: internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org <internetpolicy at elists.isoc.org>

While everyone is looking at Facebook et al. ... has there been any
oversight or concern over data harvesting by Learning Platforms (LMS)?

Obviously, students, teachers, and other stakeholders have hardly any say
in the matter.


"We conclude that institutions of higher education are currently
ill-equipped to protect students and faculty required to use the Canvas
Instructure LMS from data harvesting or exploitation.

We challenge inevitability narratives and call for greater public awareness
concerning the use of predictive analytics, impacts of algorithmic bias,
need for algorithmic transparency, and enactment of ethical and legal
protections for users who are required to use such software platforms."

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Barrack O. Otieno
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