Episode 17 – Higher Ed, Big Data, and the New Administration

Joe Biden is President of the United States, and as with any new administration, there are changes coming for higher education. How will promises made on the campaign trail manifest themselves as legislation? How does oversight and regulation regarding data and privacy impact higher ed marketing, recruitment, and enrollment.

Last episode (Part 2 of this three-part series), we discussed how Biden administration policy initiatives would impact international enrollment. This episode, we will discuss Joe Biden’s tech priorities. Specifically, how will a Biden Administration deal with AI (Artificial Intelligence) and data regulation? How will this effect higher ed’s adoption of ed tech and other data tools? Plus, The Buzz Crew is back for our quick-takes, and a peak behind the curtain – Capture style.

Key Articles for discussion:

https://www.npr.org/2020/11/09/931039648/how-will-tech-policy-change-in-the-biden-white-house-heres-what-you-need-to-know

https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2021/01/colleges-adopt-ai-theyll-need-ethical-frameworks

https://hbr.org/2020/12/what-will-tech-regulation-look-like-in-the-biden-era

https://www.wsj.com/articles/joe-bidens-5-tech-priorities-11608354009