We at Claned see great opportunities in using modern data analytic methods for the good of the learning process. We believe these methods should first and foremost benefit you as a learner.

Claned gathers data on the interactions learners have with the learning content and each other. This data is used to provide analytics and recommendations. This is the foundation of our mission to expand the possibilities for learning.

This text clarifies key issues around your data and how it is being used for your benefit when you are using our Claned platform.

At Claned, we understand that to help you learn using our data models, we need to be transparent both on the technical details of data collection and why we do it.

Outside the technical realm there are at least three aspects to consider:
What data is collected?
Why is it collected?
How is your data used?

In the following, I will expand on the above key questions: :


What data is collected?

Claned learning platform’s performance is based on the data we collect. For that purpose, we collect learning data. This includes metadata on learning materials combined with data on learners’ interactions with learning material, and learners’ activities and interactions with other learners. This forms the basis for providing learning analytics and recommendations for learners.

When signing in to our service, we ask for the learner’s name, email, age and country of occupation. Age is used to ensure that a user is over 12 years old. The country of occupation is needed for tax reasons. A learner can provide other opt-in information but is not obliged to.


Why do we collect data?

The Claned learning platform is committed to using data, analytics and machine learning to enrich the learning process. This provides us with the opportunity to focus on providing both learners and educators with the benefits of data analytics.

At Claned, our organization customers pay for the user subscriptions of their learners. That is our business. Your data is needed to help you learn. By helping you learn we serve our customers, your educational institution, place of employment or training provider.

None of your data is given or sold to third parties, such as advertisers. When you start using Claned, we commit our service to benefit you in the best possible way. Learning data is needed for us to provide these services.


How is your data used?

In a nutshell, Claned uses the data for three purposes:

  1. We provide learners with better self-understanding. Learning analytics give the learner a view of their learning process. From activity and frequency based data to challenge factors and the nature of social collaboration. Learning analytics help us become more aware of the learning process and become more effective learners.
  2. We supply learners’ organisations with situational awareness. The teacher and organisation facing analytics offer impactful information about factors affecting the learning process.
  3. We enrich and empower the learning process. Learners receive recommendations about materials that are helpful to them in reaching their learning goals.. The idea is to provide support in situations in which a human teacher is not available.

Finally, as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be in effect across the EU on May 25, 2018, and the need for us as a data processors to address the requirements, we are compliant and well prepared.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).

Topi Litmanen

Dr Topi Litmanen works as a Chief Educational Scientist in Claned Group. He is responsible for ensuring, that the pedagogical aspects of the Claned are based on latest learning research. Topi makes sure that Claned customers get the needed support for meeting their digital learning needs.

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