Symposium Examines Technology, Privacy, and the Future of Education – March 4


The Technology, Privacy, and the Future of Education symposium brings together educational specialists, journalists, and academics to open a dialogue around the pedagogical, legal, and ethical repercussions of the use of new technologies in educational environments.

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Technology and data are transforming how students learn in classrooms today. © monkeybusinessimages/iStock

Technology and data are transforming how students learn in classrooms today – but with these rapidly evolving technologies come questions and challenges of how to best use technology and ensure that student data remain secure.

The Technology, Privacy, and the Future of Education symposium, hosted by the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU Steinhardt, brings together educational specialists, journalists, and academics to open a dialogue around the pedagogical, legal, and ethical repercussions of the use of new technologies in educational environments.

The symposium will take place on Friday, March 4 from 2-6 p.m. at 239 Greene Street, Floor 8.

The event consists of two panel discussions:

The Changing Educational Environment

  • Ted Magder, associate professor of media, culture, and communication and vice dean for academic affairs, NYU Steinhardt
  • Richard Arum, professor of sociology and education; chair, Department of Sociology, NYU
  • Anya Kamenetz, lead education blogger, NPR and author of The Test
  • Moderated by Kouross Esmaeli, media, culture, and communication doctoral candidate, NYU Steinhardt

Implications of Data-driven Education

  • Natasha Singer, technology reporter, The New York Times; fellow, Data & Society
  • Brett Frischmann, professor, Cardozo Law School
  • Mitchell Stevens, associate professor of education and director of data policy in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University
  • Elana Zeide, research fellow, Information Law Institute at NYU; affiliate, Data & Society
  • Moderated by Helen Nissenbaum, professor of media, culture, and communication, NYU Steinhardt

The symposium, which is free and open to the public, is part of a series of conversations in celebration of NYU Steinhardt’s 125th anniversary. Attendees must register through the event’s website; space is limited.

The event is made possible by a gift from Microsoft. Join the conversation with @mccNYU and @nyusteinhardt at #edtechprivacy.

About the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU
Media, Culture, and Communication (MCC) is a department within NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, advancing scholarship in all areas of media, technology and society, with expertise in global media, digital technology, and media history. To discover more about MCC, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu/mcc.

About the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (@nyusteinhardt)
Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prepares students for careers in the arts, education, health, media, and psychology. Since its founding in 1890, the Steinhardt School's mission has been to expand human capacity through public service, global collaboration, research, scholarship, and practice. To learn more about NYU Steinhardt, visit steinhardt.nyu.edu.

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