Educational technologies permeate our teaching in many ways these days, whether we teach fully online, fully face-to-face, or somewhere in the vast in-between. However, these also raise security and privacy considerations. This panel discussion brings together faculty members, IT professionals, instructional designers, and experts on privacy for a lively conversation focused on the ethical and classroom management issues that lie underneath the daily decisions that we make (or that are made for us) about which technologies we use and how we use them. Designed for faculty who wish to learn more about privacy, security, and the ethics of educational technology, this discussion will highlight some key challenges and opportunities, and offer ideas and strategies to help you develop your own ethical framework to guide you in choosing and using technology in your teaching.
Robin DeRosa (Moderator) is the Director of Learning & Libraries at Plymouth State University, where she helps lead the Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative. Robin is an advocate for open architectures for learning environments, and is deeply committed to championing user agency and privacy as she supports access and sharing in education.
Raj Sachdev has over 26 years of industry and academic experience and is an Assistant Professor at Plymouth State. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), a licensed attorney (California), consultant, interdisciplinary researcher, and international speaker regularly speaking on topics of privacy and security as they interact with marketing and law. A graduate of Oxford University, he is an assistant facilitator at Cornell University, former visiting researcher at UC Berkeley and former adjunct instructor at Stanford CSP and Oxford University. A Tedx and AMA Keynote speaker, he has also guest spoken globally at such places as Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Stanford Universities and at major industry conferences and events. He has taught/facilitated over 55 different courses at various institutions and is a forthcoming author of a digital marketing textbook which also includes issues of privacy and security. Disclaimer: no legal advice provided in this event.
Amy Collier is the Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College. She provides strategic vision and leadership for Middlebury to create and sustain a global learning community through the effective use of digital pedagogies and technologies. Amy Collier received her doctorate from Texas Woman’s University in 2008. Through her graduate studies in social sciences and more than 10 years working in faculty development, Amy has been an advocate for learners and teachers across a variety of educational institutions, from community-based service organizations to large public broad-access universities. She frequently presents at universities and conferences, sharing her passion for topics like student privacy, critical instructional design, design justice, and complexity in education.
Autumm Caines is a liminal space. Part technologist, part artist, part manager, part synthesizer she aspires to be mostly educator. You will find Autumm at the place where different disciplines and fields intersect, always on the threshold, and trying to learn something new. She has worked in educational technology, instructional design, and faculty development in higher education for 15 years. Currently, she is an Instructional Designer at the University of Michigan – Dearborn working in the Hub for Teaching and Learning Resources, and Instructional Faculty at College Unbound where she teaches Digital Citizenship and Web/Digital Portfolio. Her scholarly and research interests include blended/hybrid and online learning, open education, digital literacy/citizenship with a focus on equity and access, and online community development. This blend of interests has led Autumm to be concerned about mounting ethical issues in educational technology. She has written and presented on topics concerning educational surveillance, student data collection, and remote proctoring. You can find out more about her professional experience, teaching, publications, and presentations on her professional website at autumm.org.
Chris Gilliard has a PhD from Purdue University’s Rhetoric and Composition Program and he currently teaches at Macomb Community College. His early work focused on the ways that narratives about black athletes constructed blackness along a narrow and limiting spectrum. He’s shifted that focus a bit, and for the last several years his scholarship has concentrated on privacy, institutional tech policy, digital redlining, and the re-inventions of discriminatory practices through data mining and algorithmic decision-making, especially as these apply to college students. He is currently developing a project that looks at how popular misunderstandings of mathematical concepts create the illusions of fairness and objectivity in student analytics, predictive policing, and hiring practices.
Thomas Nudd is the Chief Information Security Officer for the University System of New Hampshire. He is responsible for all facets of cybersecurity for UNH, UNH Manchester, UNH Law, Plymouth State University and Keene State College. Prior to his CISO Role at USNH he spent 14 years in various Cybersecurity leadership and engineering roles at Liberty Mutual, the sixth-largest global property and casualty insurer. Along with various industry certifications, Tom holds a master’s in information assurance from Norwich University and an MBA from Southern NH University.
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