Presentations

We are actively seeking to present our IMLS-funded work and related research at professional and scholarly conferences, as well as at institutional and organizational meetings. Forthcoming and past presentations are listed below with brief abstracts and links to slides when available.

Forthcoming

Asher, A., Perry, M. R., Briney, K. A., Goben, A., Jones, K. M. L., Regalado, M., Salo, D., & Smale, M. A. (forthcoming – 2019). Data Doubles: Student perceptions of privacy and learning analytics in higher education. Presentation at the fall meeting of the Coalition for Networked Information, Washington, D.C.

Past

Goben, A., Jones, K. M. L., Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Perry, M. R., Robertshaw, M. B., & Salo, D. (2019, June). Setting privacy boundaries: Student perspectives of data sharing and use practices for library learning analytics. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Library and Information Technology Association (American Library Association), Washington, DC, USA.

The presentation highlighted findings from the core questions which were asked across all of the five protocol themes and focused specifically on the early analysis of theme five: Libraries and learning analytics: Questions regarding library participation in learning analytics initiatives. The preliminary results suggest that students are uninformed about the extent to which universities and libraries are able to gather data about them and desire better opportunities to engage and control the usage of their data.

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Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Goben, A., Jones, K. M. L., Perry, M. R., Salo, D. & Robertshaw, M.B. (2019, June). Do students care? Student perspectives on personal data use in library learning analytics. 10th International Evidence Based Library and Information Practice Conference, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

The presentation discussed the findings from phase one of a 3-year study examining student perspectives on library participation learning analytics initiatives at eight higher education institutions in the United States. This study specifically asked students to share their opinions and experiences with regards to privacy, autonomy, and the use of their personal data. The presentation also briefly covered the next two stages of the study.

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Goben, A., Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Jones, K. M. L, Perry, M. R., Salo, D., & Robertshaw, M. B. (2019, May). In their own words: Student perspectives on privacy and library participation in learning analytics initiatives. Code4Lib: Chicago. Chicago, IL, USA.

No abstract or slides available.

Jones, K. M. L., Perry, M. R., Goben, A., Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Robertshaw, M. B., & Salo, D. (2019, April). In their own words: Student perspectives on privacy and library participation in learning analytics initiatives. The Annual Meeting of the Association of College and Research Libraries, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Libraries are pursuing LA insights to evaluate the impact of library services, collections, and spaces on student learning. But as institutions continue to surface granular data and information about student life, the risk to student privacy grows. This presentation addressed what students think of learning analytics and how such practices intersect with their privacy expectations based on qualitative data originating from eight institutions who conducted interviews with undergraduate students.

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Perry, M. R., Robertshaw, M. B., Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Goben, A., Jones, K. M. L., Salo, D. (2018, December). Library participation in learning analytics initiatives: Library and student perspectives. Library Assessment Conference, Houston, TX, USA.

This presentation discussed the initial findings of a survey of the Association of Research Libraries member libraries on policies and procedures around LA initiatives and data. It also shared initial findings from phase one of the Data Doubles three-year research project.

Goben, A., Perry, M. R., Asher, A., Briney, K. A., Jones, K. M. L., Robertshaw, M. B., Salo, D. (2018). Library participation in learning analytics initiatives: Library and student perspectives. OCLC Americas Regional Council Conference, Chicago, IL.

This presentation discussed the initial findings of a survey of the Association of Research Libraries member libraries on policies and procedures around LA initiatives and data. It also shared initial findings from phase one of the Data Doubles three-year research project, which addresses questions about how LA initiatives align with and counter to student expectations of privacy, and how libraries might maximize the benefits of learning analytics while respecting student privacy expectations.

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