High hopes are held for the advances of big data, learning analytics and AI to benefit children’s education. To ensure these serve children’s interests, our review of policy and practice in combination with new school-centred user research will generate recommendations for child-rights-respecting data governance mechanisms that can unlock the potential of education data.
Governance of data for children’s learning in the UK state schools reports on significant regulatory and implementation gaps in data processing in education contexts. To bridge these gaps, the report identifies potential governance and oversight options for discussion. These options range from EdTech procurement rules for schools, legally binding (EdTech) sector-specific guidance, and codes of practice and standards.
By Ayca Atabey As of September 2, 2021, all organisations that provide online services that are likely to be accessed by children must comply with »
By Emma Day The Digital Futures Commission report on education data governance set out a child rights-based analysis of the use of EdTech in UK »
By Baroness Beeban Kidron When I first introduced the Age Appropriate Design Code (AADC) into the Data Protection Bill in 2018, I had no idea »
By Emma Day What are the necessary steps required to secure the future of children’s data-driven learning? Baroness Beeban Kidron OBE and Professor Sonia Livingstone »
By Kruakae Pothong and Sonia Livingstone The rise in data-driven education is marked by polarised discourses of hopes for the beneficial uses of data about »
By Sonia Livingstone The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted in-class, face-to-face learning to remote learning. But the consequences for children’s education are yet to be properly evaluated. Suddenly, education became »