How do you prevent the recommendations from the system (about career goal, or suitable learning interventions) and its assessments (for example about a user’s management style) becoming self-fulfilling prophecies? How can you mitigate the risk of limiting human agency and autonomy, if using such recommendation system? This article provides some first ideas.
Ethics and privacy
In scope of a privacy and ethical impact assessment exercise (PIA+), DEVELOP created a set of scenarios to demonstrate potential privacy, ethical and legal impacts that might arise from a PLE such as DEVELOP, if careful thought was not given to these issues in the design process. The aim of these scenarios is to identify possible problems before they occur, communicate them to stakeholders, and prevent them already in an early development phase. We are sure this article will be interesting to anyone involved in the design and roll-out of learning and career development environments.