This article by Rebecca Heilweil of Vox documents some of the privacy concerns raised through universities’ use of artificial intelligence based test proctoring in the COVID-19 distance learning environment.
A student is advocating for the Explain the Asterisk campaign, which would require colleges to document when a student has been kicked out for sexual or domestic violence or stalking, as opposed to plagiarism or cheating. Currently most schools just note that the student was dismissed for a rules infraction, citing FERPA.
Learning House has issued a study on the use of AI in higher education. The report addresses issues of protecting students’ privacy while using data to help the students’ in their pursuit of higher education.