In the wake of sweeping campus closures due to the COVID-19 crisis, we are seeing a rapid move to digital learning and with it a wave of questions about students’ privacy and data security. The discussion around privacy and security has always been an important one, but given the state of education, it has become critical to understand how to go fully digital without sacrificing the privacy of your students.
Putting digital educational materials in front of a student is now an important part of the education landscape. It’s taken for granted. But, delivering material to students is only the visible tip of the iceberg, and just like the tip, there’s a lot underneath the tip which supports the student, course creator, instructor, publisher and institution to help successfully deliver those services.
Students consume data around the clock—that’s no secret. They take it as a given that any of their devices can be used for the same function, the app is installed and functioning correctly, and the content will be there for them anytime they want.