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What If Colleges Treated Students as Data Users, Not Just Data Points?

Their noses are swabbed. Their exams are recorded. Their Instagram posts are monitored. During the pandemic, college students are surveilled very, very closely. The health crisis has introduced new forms of data collection into higher education, but these are largely changes of degree, not kind. For years now, tech companies have been selling colleges tools that collect information about how students learn, where they travel on campus...