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FERPA and Student Work

In an era of more emphasis on digital learning, FERPA may prove a stumbling block.

Georgia Tech University just took down all its Swikis, or online collaborative course discussions, after a student complained about his name appearing in one. Ironically, the school was a pioneer in its use going back to 1997.

The Chronicle of Higher Education posted an account, as did technology journalist Audrey Watters. GT Professor Mark Guzdiel describes his perspective.

Should college administrators interpret FERPA this way? Or is it another example of overreach?

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