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Monday, May 28 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Caring for Privacy in BC Higher Education: Navigating FIPPA When Using Web 2.0 & the Cloud

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Note: This is a 3-hour session - the first half (90 min) is before lunch, and the second half (90 min) is after lunch. 

Web 2.0 and cloud-based tools offer many opportunities for teaching and learning in higher education; however, the benefits must be weighed against the risks. Often the privacy issues associated with these tools are not well understood—especially in the context of BC public higher education under the constraints of BC’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA; RSBC 1996, C-165). BC’s FIPPA is acknowledged to be one of the strictest privacy frameworks in Canada—and is arguably the strictest North America. Although some educators successfully navigate these constraints, others avoid these useful tools altogether—or worse—use them without attempting to comply with FIPPA. Prof. Julia Hengstler has spent the last 5 years advising her faculty and graduate students—as well as educators in the K-12 sector---to use Web 2.0 and cloud-based tools in ways that respect the privacy expectations embedded in BC’s FIPPA. Speaking from her experience as professor, faculty-embedded educational technologist, Research Ethics Board (REB) member, and Ph.D. student researching FIPPA compliance in BC public education, Hengstler will address how professors and their universities can work together to demonstrate care and respect for student privacy while using Web 2.0 and cloud-based tools. Hengstler will also highlight considerations for REBs reviewing research proposals including use of similar tools. Attendees will learn key FIPPA considerations in the context of Web 2.0 and cloud-based tool use and practical strategies for addressing them. The session includes a presentation, as well as a question and answer period followed by a strategic planning exercise for attendees. Handouts/resources will be provided.

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Julia Hengstler

Professor/Educational Technologist/Chair Ctr for Education & CyberHumanity, Vancouver Island University
Julia is the Educational Technologist with the Faculty of Education at Vancouver Island University & an Instructor in Educational Technology. Julia has a broad instructional background teaching students from grade 6 to adult in both traditional and non-traditional contexts. Her subject... Read More →

Monday May 28, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm AKDT
Tuscany Room