Terms of Service for Learning? Who Owns YOUR Learning Data? Elliott CES Report

TO: Learning TRENDS
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
DATE: January 7, 2020 - Note #3 from CES

RE: TOS - Terms of Service! Who Owns Your/My Learning Data?

TOS is a term that has been vibrating in my head for the last 24 hours, here at CES in Las Vegas. TOS is the Terms of Service agreement that we all consent to in almost every technology product, but rarely read and almost never remember.

TOS usually has a paragraph about Data Ownership. Your TOS for Facebook actually gives them significant access to your photographs that are used to build an extensive image and facial recognition database. Your car’s GPS has data on your driving habits, destinations, and even driving errors - but is there a TOS for the data, if it is connected to a cloud and they could share it with other companies - including insurance agencies.

What about a TOS for Learning and Learning Systems?

When YOU (or any employee) take an online learning module, what is the Learning Terms of Service (TOS)? If YOU take an class on statistics, the learning system COULD collect information on your interests, your content skills, your learning gaps or weaknesses. Can they use or even sell that data to other companies?

Let’s develop a simple-to-read, graphically easy Learning TOS that would accurately show learners the ownership and data rights they have (or do not have) before they start a learning program. If you would be interested in thinking about a global Learning TOS, send me a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intelligence of Things, Social Robots, Critical Tech - Briefing #2 from CES

TO: Learning TRENDS.
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center.
DATE: January 6, 2020 - Note #2 from CES .

RE:  Intelligence of Things, Social Robots, XR and Tech TRENDS.

Today’s briefing is a 15 minute video run-through of key Tech TRENDS from the CES Show in Las Vegas, with implications for the world of Learning and Performance. I detail some findings and predictions related to:

- IOT - From Internet of Things to Intelligence of Things.
- Consumer Side of AI.
- XR - Blending of Immersive Media.
- Robotics.
- And more possible futures for Learning in the Workplace!


Click the video above or https://vimeo.com/383139968

Tech Meets Learning - Elliott Notes from CES - #1

TO: Learning TRENDS 
FROM: Elliott Masie, The MASIE Center
DATE: On the Way to Vegas - January 5, 2020 - Note #1

RE:  When Tech Meets Learning - Curating Innovations MindMap

This is the first note of my reporting from the CES Show in Las Vegas, where over 175,000 folks will be spending a week looking at almost 10,000 technology innovations.  In fact, I am on the airplane to Vegas right now and have finished a MindMap that we will use to scan and curate the widest range of new (and often over-hyped) announcements in every field.

Joseph South, my colleague from ISTE will be joining us as we visit displays, demonstrations and briefings about AI, Machine Learning, Automation, 5G, Responsive Tech and much more.  Here is version 1.0 of our Tech Meets Learning MindMap:

Tech Meets Learning:  MASIE and ISTE MindMap for CES Exploration

We will be posting content, media clips, and FAQs during this coming week. Our goal is to look at the emerging TRENDS in Tech and explore how they might (or might not) be stretched or deployed for Learning & Education (from workplace to K-12 and Higher Ed).

Check back to www.masie.com starting on Monday Morning and it will take you to our daily feeds.

If you have ANY questions or read/watch reports from CES and have questions or something cool that we should visit, send a note to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Confession: This is my week to totally Geek-Out. I will be connecting with Tech Pioneers that I have known my whole life (e.g. the inventor of the Spreadsheet) to college students creating disruptive new tech. Be Warned :)

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