The Future of Digital
Student Data Portability

Opportunities and Choices: Digital Student Records and Privacy

Andrew Cormack

25 April 2014 at 12:03pm

I was recently invited by the Groningen Declaration Network to join a panel discussing privacy issues around the exchange of digital student records. Like the discussion, this summary is a collaborative effort by the panel team.

Two main use cases were discussed during the meeting: transferring records between education institutions when students apply to or take courses at other institutions, and providing statements of student achievement to support their applications for jobs or other appointments. There is an increasing need for these to work internationally: the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development expects eight million students to be studying outside their home country by 2025 and some countries already have more than 20% of their student body coming from overseas. The Dutch education ministry estimates that each overseas application costs €450 to process.

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