'The Making Of Our Digital Selves,' And Advice For Education Reformers

May 22, 2017

Whether it's by Verizon or the NSA, your online activity is being surveilled but John Cheney-Lippold, professor of digital studies at the University of Michigan, says that digital profile is often incomplete and inaccurate.
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Nearly all your Web activity — from Google searches to your Amazon shopping cart — is saved, stored, and used to individualize the internet to you, or at least what an algorithm thinks is you. Today, we find out how your online footprint creates a digital profile, and where that profile goes wrong. Then, we consider whether the paradigm through which prospective reformers view problems in the education system needs to be changed.

Rick Hess discusses his upcoming book 'Letters to a Young Education Reformer,' at the Kansas City Public Library's Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, May 22. Visit KCLibrary.org for more information.