“Say a student uses an introductory psychology e-textbook. The book will be integrated into the college’s course-management system. It will track students’ behavior: how much time they spend reading, how many pages they view, and how many notes and highlights they make. That data will get crunched into an engagement score for each student.”
This is awful, and should not happen.
A bizarre use of technology — Big Brother in the classroom. Not sure how those metrics can be reflected in an “engagement score” either, would it take an individual’s learning speed into account?