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Minding Privacy: Privacy Pedagogy Workshop

Minding Privacy is an instructor-facing workshop for teaching course-integrated privacy concepts and accounting for privacy in learning design.

Welcome to the Minding Privacy Workshop!

Privacy pedagogy is “teaching about privacy while also teaching with our privacy principles” (Wharton et al. in Hartman-Caverly & Chisholm, 2023, p. 287).

In this privacy pedagogy workshop, participants will:

  1. Discuss privacy as it relates to teaching and learning, including FERPA and its limitations, in order to appreciate how privacy considerations can positively impact the student experience
  2. Critically evaluate the privacy impacts of learning design choices in order to develop a syllabus statement on student privacy
  3. Explore privacy concepts in disciplinary contexts in order to identify course-related privacy topics
  4. Apply privacy pedagogy principles in order to incorporate privacy concepts into course content and learning design

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  This workshop is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Hartman-Caverly, S. (2023). Minding privacy: Privacy pedagogy workshop.

Learning Environment Reflection

Think about the last time you learned something challenging. What was your learning environment like? How did your learning environment affect your learning?

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TEACH Privacy Framework

TEACH Privacy Framework 5-part approach to privacy pedagogy including Transparency, Eduation, Accommodation, Consent, and Highlighting Privay.

Privacy Syllabus Statement

Apply integrated privacy perspectives, considerations, and principles to critically examine courseware, learning activities, classroom ground rules, and other learning design choices. Draft a syllabus statement to explain privacy considerations to students. Consider offering privacy-friendly accommodations where possible!

  1. Choose one category: courseware, learning activities, or classroom culture.
  2. Explore at least one link in that category. What intellectual privacy considerations arise?
  3. Draft a brief syllabus statement regarding the privacy considerations you discovered. Consider:
    1. Transparency: What will you share with students about how data about them is collected and used?
    2. Education: Where can students find more information? What are their rights and responsibilities?
    3. Accommodate: Do students have alternate options to achieve learning outcomes?
    4. Consent: How can students opt-in or opt-out of data collection and use about them or their coursework?
    5. Highlight Privacy: How can you incorporate privacy concepts into your course?






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Discovering Privacy Across the Disciplines

Browse and search these resources to discover privacy concepts in the context of your discipline. How might you integrate disciplinary privacy topics into your curriculum?

• Search or browse your own academic or professional association for privacy-related topics.

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