Six principlesFebruary 26, 2020 2020-02-26 13:34
The six principles
The New Literacies approach permits staff and students to use external technologies in teaching and learning if:
Students are informed that the tool or service is an externally hosted technology and is outside the control of the university. This should be clear on all documentation and apparent if they access the tool via an internal link.
Students are clearly told what personal information is accessible to and used by the university and also by the service provider.
Students sign up to the externally hosted technology themselves directly and not through the university, thereby knowingly entering into a legal data usage agreement with the external provider.
Students participate voluntarily, without discrimination or pressure, and are not required to do so as part of their course.
Each activity or series of activities using an external tool should be prefaced with a data privacy statement, which advises students of their rights and responsibilities around the use of the tool.
It should be made clear to students that the university does not have control over the uses to which the provider of the externally hosted technology puts the data.
The six principles may be used at any time, but are intended for use in conjunction with pathways 3 and 4.