Student Privacy Panel

November 26, 2020, 2:00pm - 2:50pm MST


Rick Klumpenhouwer - Partner, Cerena
Jon Strømme - Senior Advisor, Unit - The Norwegian Directorate for ICT and Joint Services in Higher Education and Research
Art Exner - Associate Vice-President (Information Services), University of Regina
Bo Wandschneider - CIO, University of Toronto

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced educators to adopt additional remote learning / working tools and practices. Many of these technologies have been used for years to deliver online student training, but others are new and relatively untested at a larger scale. These include remote student proctoring tools, and solutions that address internet access limitations for students both at home and abroad. In the rush to get new platforms in operation, have educators considered the full privacy and security implications of proctoring tools, or who now has access to their institution’s research and education data?

In Norway, strict privacy laws have forced educators to implement exams without the use of proctoring tools. How do they approach online testing and protecting student privacy, and are there lessons we can learn from them in Canada?

This panel will bring together representatives from education IT administration in Canada and Norway, and a privacy consultancy, to discuss the current state of online access and testing solutions. What is the ideal balance of education outcomes vs personal privacy?