Last week I attended SXSWedu and it was very interesting. I was fortunate enough to be invited to participate in a panel to discuss the challenges in student data privacy and defining data ownership. And as excited as I was to be able to participate, I looked forward to the other sessions at SXSWedu. This year there were many panels discussing student privacy (about 10), more than any other year. And that is telling, because it means that the conversation around student data privacy is becoming entrenched in the educational landscape.
The commitment I saw this past week does not begin and end at SXSWedu. Everyone with a stake in education has a responsibility to do more. There is an incredible opportunity at hand and it starts with our commitment to safeguard student data.