Learning analytics companies, vendors selling directly to teachers in the K-12 market, and smaller providers could face challenges complying with the sweeping new policy.
Ed-tech tools that help educators “learn the product as they’re using it” appeal to Mark Garrison, the director of technology and innovation for Minnesota’ s White Bear Lake Area Schools.
Common Sense, a nonprofit that rates ed-tech products, evaluated the privacy policies of 100 popular educational apps and online services, finding deficiencies in most.
A pair of researchers who have studied virtual reality offer advice to K-12 product developer on the technology’s potential — and pitfalls to avoid.
EdWeek Market Brief will host a webinar on April 27 to help K-12 companies craft smart strategies for complying with federal, state, and local data-privacy laws.
States have been passing student-data-privacy laws at a feverish pace, creating situations that can confound companies. The Future of Privacy Forum offers tips for ed-tech businesses.
Curriculum directors are looking at ed-tech usage data as part of their decisionmaking about which products will help with instruction, and which need to be jettisoned.
Indiana’s Department of Education seeks a statewide English-language learner database, while districts in Colorado and Texas want software for school operations.
The developer of online games and apps will pay $650,000 to settle a complaint of privacy violations brought by the FTC.
District officials have been slow to recognize threats from hacking and other cyber threats, and relatively few have placed requirements on vendors for data security.