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Qualifying college: New York Times reports on data mining

In this blog from Technapex, a site dedicated to educational technology news, author Brent Hannify explores a recent New York Times piece on data mining at Arizona State University. Hannify argues that, while data can play an important role in keeping students on track – there should still be room for traditional mentorship between teachers and students. Cautioning against using data in such a way that students become “lab rats,” Hannify raises an important question: In a world of data mining, does “personalization” leave room for natural human interactions?