Professional Development

Student Privacy for Educators: FPF Launches Microlearning Video Series

An organization that stays on top of privacy issues in schools has released a set of videos to help education leaders understand the various regulations affecting their work with sensitive student data. The Future of Privacy Forum's new "Student Privacy 101" video series currently includes four videos, each under two minutes long.

After an introductory video, the animated series touches on the basics of how federal and state privacy laws affect teachers and staff, how to decrease the most common privacy risks and how to improve the transparency of what schools do with student data.

"As technology becomes increasingly prevalent in the classroom, faculty, administrators and district leaders could benefit from a quick and easy guide to understanding how they can help reduce privacy risks and improve transparency around student data," said FPF Director of Youth & Education Privacy, Amelia Vance, in a statement. "FPF's new videos provide an...overview of best practices and tips on how schools can protect student privacy."

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.