Reseach projects - Data Security, Management, Privacy
We take learner privacy seriously. We receive learner data from Coursera via secure OAuth2 requests. Using our own software, we schedule downloads to occur twice a week. This allows us to build a plethora of applications on top of this data. Currently, the data are stored on European servers on Google cloud services. We are currently developing a dashboard to enable teaching staff to access this data. We also run Hadoop clusters using this service for data jobs that are exceptionally large, such as clickstream data analyses.
Curious about the data we collect? With the exception of data that contains Personally Identifiable Information (PII), data sets are made available to researchers and students at Leiden University. We are also open to data sharing requests from outside universities. Additionally, we are happy to re-run analyses from outside researchers if time and resources permit this..