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Google for Education as a Learning Management System, Do the Benefits Outweigh the Ethical Concerns?

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Item Summary Lossec, Nathalie Milar, Nicholas 2022-01-11T18:52:57Z 2022-01-11T18:52:57Z 2021
dc.title Google for Education as a Learning Management System, Do the Benefits Outweigh the Ethical Concerns?
dc.type Conference Paper
dcterms.abstract Educational technology companies hailed themselves as saviors during the first COVID-19 lockdown. Private Learning Management Systems (LMSs) like Google for Education or Microsoft Teams for Education saw their user base grow exponentially thanks to the open endorsement from governments worldwide. The governmental decision in response to an unpreparedness to a full pivot to online learning enabled Edtech services to launch fast implementation to facilitate learning during this period. Google for Education rose to the challenge and has regularly updated their tools to entrench their position. A rushed and incautious implementation of a private LMSs can be seen as naive and short-sighted, given Alphabet Inc.’s track record on unethical considerations regarding data privacy. In this paper, the rise of Google for Education as a solution to online learning is reviewed by two teachers and end-users with a holistic view of the prospective privacy issues. Furthermore, the benefits and concerns regarding the incautious adoption of EdTech tools provided by companies with questionable ethical records are discussed.
dcterms.extent 8 pages
dcterms.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States
dcterms.type Text
dc.contributor.affiliation Lossec, Nathalie - Tampere University of Applied Sciences
dc.contributor.affiliation Millar, Nicholas - Tampere University of Applied Sciences
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