Autors: Ivanova, M. S., Marin I. V., Tur G., Buchem I.
Title: Towards Privacy Issues in Personal Learning Environments: A Conceptual Model of PLE Privacy
Keywords: Personal Learning Environments (PLEs), Higher Education, Data Privacy, Conceptual Model, Web 2.0, Data Literacy

Abstract: Personal Learning Environments (PLE) as an approach to technology enhanced learning emphasizes the shift of control and ownership from the educator or the designer of a learning environment to the user or the learner. While more and more private data is created and shared on the Internet, more and more enterprises, government agencies and marketers are collecting personal data. Many users and learners are not aware of how their private data is used or misused and they are not taking steps to protect their personal data from being used by others. This paper firstly introduces the topics of data literacy and safety as part of the digital competence regarding privacy issues. Then, it discusses several issues related to privacy in different types of PLEs such as. In this article the relationship between privacy and PLEs and between privacy and students’ learning control is presented; and, a conceptual model of privacy in PLEs is developed to present current factors influencing it.


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