The DEVELOP project is researching how to apply privacy- and ethics-by-design to the development of the project's learning platform. Our objective is to make data privacy a key component of the learning environment, and to help balance the privacy interests of employees with the talent management desires of employers.
Ethics and privacy
Fiona Mc Andrew from the DEVELOP partner Trinity College Dublin, Ireland will be giving a presentation on the topic "Designing for privacy & ethics" on 8 Feb 2018 in scope of the interaction 18 conference in Lyon, France. In her talk, Fiona builds on her exerience in the DEVELOP project which has privacy and ethical considerations embedded by default.
With this blog article, we want to inform you about the latest developments and results of the DEVELOP project. In this article, you will learn about the DEVELOP Personalised Learning Environment, Competency Management System, Social Network Analysis, Game-based Assessment, and Social Learning Tool. You will also get informed about the upcoming developments and events in 2018.
How do you prevent the recommendations from the system (about career goal, or suitable learning interventions) and its assessments (for example about a user’s management style) becoming self-fulfilling prophecies? How can you mitigate the risk of limiting human agency and autonomy, if using such recommendation system? This article provides some first ideas.
In scope of a privacy and ethical impact assessment exercise (PIA+), DEVELOP created a set of scenarios to demonstrate potential privacy, ethical and legal impacts that might arise from a PLE such as DEVELOP, if careful thought was not given to these issues in the design process. The aim of these scenarios is to identify possible problems before they occur, communicate them to stakeholders, and prevent them already in an early development phase. We are sure this article will be interesting to anyone involved in the design and roll-out of learning and career development environments.