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Type: Evidence | Proposition: C: Uptake | Polarity: | Sector: | Country:

This blog post notes that, in May 2015, the World Bank was concluding an analysis of over 800 policy documents related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in education from high, middle and low income countries around the world in order to gain insight into key themes of common interest to policymakers. Theme 6 relates to learning analytics, specifically to 'supporting the collection, processing analysis and dissemination of education-related data to relevant stakeholders'. Initial policies tend to focus on the collection of basic enrolment data. As ICT use becomes more prevalent, more systematic and holistic views of data collection, processing analysis and dissemination emerge.

See also the SABER (systems approach for better education results) work on education management information systems (EMIS) at http://saber.worldbank.org/index.cfm?indx=8&tb=2

Citation: Trucano, M. (2015). Key themes in national educational technology policies, in EduTech: A World Bank Blog on ICT Use in Education | Url: http://blogs.worldbank.org/edutech/key-themes-national-educational-technology-policies

Type: Evidence | Proposition: D: Ethics | Polarity: | Sector: | Country:

Institutional policy frameworks should provide not only an enabling environment for the optimal and ethical harvesting and use of data, but also clarify: who benefits and under what conditions, establish conditions for consent and the deidentification of data, and address issues of vulnerability and harm. A directed content analysis of the policy frameworks of two large distance education institutions shows that current policy frameworks do not facilitate the provision of an enabling environment for learning analytics to fulfil its promise.

Citation: Prinsloo, P, & Slade, Sharon. (2013, 8-12 April). An evaluation of policy frameworks for addressing ethical considerations in learning analytics. Paper presented at the Third International Learning Analytics & Knowledge Conference (LAK13), Leuven, Belgium.