Privacy and Safety in Online Learning


Denise FitzGerald Quintel (ed)
Amy York (ed)


privacy, online learning, educational technology, digital pedagogy, emergency remote learning, COVID-19


This collection features essays, case studies, and pedagogical approaches that explore how educators managed the privacy, security, and safety concerns that rushed into our lives as we shifted into emergency remote learning in 2020. While the COVID-19 pandemic brought this concern into focus, privacy issues with online learning continue to exist alongside us and our students.

This book provides readers insight into the current state of privacy issues, describes the challenges and rewards of developing more privacy-focused learning environments, and presents several resources and tools that readers can bring to their own teaching practices.

Representing a variety of perspectives from K-12, higher education, and libraries, contributors describe the challenges they encountered and offer solutions to help ensure the safekeeping of students’ online lives. How do we navigate these online environments, who collects our data, and how can we protect our most vulnerable populations?

-Publisher's Note: Each chapter has been peer-reviewed, and the entire book has been externally reviewed as part of the quality review process. Indexed in the Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB).-


  • Preface
  • Why Privacy and Why Now?
    Denise FitzGerald Quintel , Amy York
  • The Importance of Data Privacy and Security During Emergency Remote Learning
    Emma Antobam-Ntekudzi
  • “At the Cost of my Well-being”: Exploring Trans, Non-binary, and Gender Diverse Students’ Experiences of Online Learning
    Maddie Brockbank, Wil Prakash Fujarczuk, Christian Barborini, Yimeng Wang
  • What Privacy? Online Privacy Culture and the Role of Libraries in Digital Information Literacy
    Hannah Lee
  • Professional Identity and Digital Diligence
    Angela Dixon , Amy Stalker
  • Online Harassment in Elementary Schools
    Rebecca Taylor
  • Ask What You Want; We Don’t Know Who You Are: Live Chat, Library Anxiety, and Privacy in an Academic Library
    Bridgette Sanders, Jon B. Moore, Kimberly Looby
  • Visible Bruises: Domestic Violence and Trauma-Informed Instruction in Remote Learning Environments
    Jennifer Lynn Reichart
  • Pedagogy of Privacy: Inclusive Teaching and Disclosures of Disability
    Sarah Whitwell, Samantha Clarke
  • Imagining Safety for Racialized Students in Remote Learning
    Maddie Brockbank, Renata Hall
  • Remote Learning Environments for Students who are Academically at-risk, Non-traditional, or from Diverse Backgrounds
    Christina M. Cobb, Meredith Anne (MA) Higgs
  • "Have You Seen My Cartoon Yet?": Objectives on Managing Student Projects in an Online STEAM Program
    Kristen Vogt Veggeberg
  • The Cost of Respect? Surprisingly Little
    Joseph Kennedy , Albert Kagan
  • Privacy in the Online Writing Center
    James Hamby
  • Artificial Intelligence for Privacy Conservation in Remote Learning
    Hongbo Zhang, Lei Miao, Jia-Xing Zhong, Aimin Yan
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgements
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January 31, 2023

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