Designing values in an adaptive learning platform

Josine Verhagen, Lucie Dalibert, Tjerk Timan, Federica Lucivero, Larissa Co

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Abstract

To a certain extent, the process of design is always driven by
guiding values. An ethical analysis, as it has been argued, can
help in making such a process more reflexive, highlighting
existing conflicts and discussing desirable solutions. These
premises guide approaches like Value Sensitive Design or
Privacy by Design. This paper discusses the issues of values in
technology design in the context of a platform for adaptive
learning. To what extent can principles of privacy by design be
operationalized in design practices? Using the case of an
adaptive learning platform, we describe how values have
originally driven developers’ decisions and design choices and
show how clashes between values are unavoidable. We claim
that including a collaboration between ethicists and designers at
an early stage of the design process may foster a reflection on
the ethical considerations at stake.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2ND WORKSHOP ON ETHICS & PRIVACY IN LEARNING ANALYTICS @ LAK16
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • privacy protections
  • privacy policies
  • Human and societal aspects of security and privacy

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    Verhagen, J., Dalibert, L., Timan, T., Lucivero, F., & Co, L. (2016). Designing values in an adaptive learning platform. In 2ND WORKSHOP ON ETHICS & PRIVACY IN LEARNING ANALYTICS @ LAK16 http://www.laceproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ep4la2016_paper_1.pdf