Mar 23 2020

Best Practices for Ensuring Data Privacy in a Remote Learning Environment

Today, many school districts are considering or preparing for long-term remote learning in the face of a pandemic. Part of that preparation should involve solutions to protecting student data. 

In this video, Eileen Belastock, director of academic technology at Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, shares tips for maintaining student data privacy as staff and students access software platforms and other digital tools from locations outside the district's networks.


    Eileen Belastock, Director of Academic Technology, Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District

Video Highlights

  • CTOs should be at the forefront of securing student data as school districts develop remote learning plans.
  • At Mount Greylock (Mass.) Regional School District, IT leaders opted for single sign-on platforms and other software that enable them to see and control student data.
  • IT leaders must remind educators that e-learning lesson plans and digital tools must be compliant with federal legislation such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). 

Check out more of our special e-learning coverage from CoSN2020 here