Tuesday, April 12
1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Silver Pearl Ballroom 1

Reflecting on the Intersection of Bias and Research Design in Educational Technologies

Roundtable (F2F) ID: 59458
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    Yi Jin
    Kennesaw State University
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    Mary Rice
    University of New Mexico
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    Kathleen Howe
    Park University
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    Lisa Dieker
    University of Central Florida
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    Marie Heath
    Loyola University Maryland

Abstract: Right now, encoded bias is hidden in everyday technologies. Systemic inequalities that have been embedded in the codes of these technologies cause the representation and reenactment of societal injustices as people are subject to the decisions technology makes with biased data. Inevitably, these encoded biases stretch into the field of education, resulting in harmful assumptions about teaching and learning with educational technologies. Since academic research on educational technology is not neutral, researchers need to intentionally reflect on the intersection of encoded biases and research design when investigating educational technology and proposing suggestions to for the field. In this paper, the authors discuss how underlying encoded biases seep into academic research investigating educational technology. The authors propose a framework to help researchers understand these challenges. In the roundtable presentation, the authors hope to initiate conversations on this topic with the audience, highlighting the need to pay attention to this issue while proactively seeking solutions to address it.

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