QuickWire: Harvard and MIT Release Scrubbed MOOC Data

30 May

“De-identified” records of more than a million people who took part in the first year of massive open online courses offered by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have been released to researchers, the two institutions said on Friday.

The institutions said the records had been “subjected to a careful process of de-identification: removing personally identifiable information, using best practices including aggregation, anonymization via random identifiers, and blurring to reduce individuality of sensitive data fields, among other techniques.”

[ Full article available at The Chronicle of Higher Education: ]

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Posted by on May 30, 2014 in MOOCs in the News


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