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Gene discovery and polygenic prediction from a genome-wide association study of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals
AAThis link is to the web site, for some reason accessing from a Bank URL automatically redrects to a download
genetics  privacy  surveillance 
july 2018 by WBedutech
New Study: The Genetics of Staying in School - The Atlantic
What policy lessons or practical advice do you draw from this study?

None whatsoever. Any practical response—individual or policy-level—to this or similar research would be extremely premature and unsupported by the science.

So why bother doing the study at all?

One reason is to look at how genes and environments interact.“If you did a study like ours 100 years ago, the strongest genetic predictor of education would be how many X chromosomes you had, because society was set up in a way that it was much harder for women to get educated than men,” says Benjamin. Likewise, many of the genes that are associated with education today are likely important “because of how today’s educational system is set up. It requires people to sit at desks for hours, and listen to instructions from a teacher. People who get restless, or are less obedient to authority, will fare less well in that environment.”
theatlantic  genetics  surveillance  data  privacy 
july 2018 by WBedutech
Magnolia School District buying advanced camera surveillance technology for MHS, MJHS | Education | magnoliareporter.com
I talked recently with a district level edtech director, who now has oversight of surveillance cameras (responsible with his group, not the security office ... or what exactly is a security office in the digital age?)
facialrecognition  privacy  security  usa  surveillance 
march 2018 by WBedutech
Professors protest monitoring of Harvard students | Harvard Magazine
Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT) researchers had used cameras to photograph 10 classes to measure patterns of student attendance during lectures—without notifying either the professors or the students
harvard  sensors  surveillance  ethics  privacy  data 
march 2018 by WBedutech
UA Looks at 'Digital Traces' to Help Students | UANews
schools are a natural place to start this stuff -- and to accustom future citizens to it
sensors  monitoring  data  privacy  ethics  future 
march 2018 by WBedutech
U.S. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data: 5 Takeaways for Schools - Digital Education - Education Week
Five points:
1. Loss of privacy is a major concern.
2. Companies are gathering LOTS of data on consumers. But what they actually collect is only the start of the potential problem.
3. Algorithmic bias is more complicated than you might think.
4. Sunlight may not be an adequate disinfectant.
5. Despite all the worry about algorithms, data collection and privacy, most people don't seem willing to change their behavior.
edweek  benjaminbherold  usa  data  privacy  security  bigdata  algorithms 
december 2017 by WBedutech
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