Using student ID card data to improve systems, streamline operations


A recent article from Campus ID News discusses how the University of Alberta is using student ID card data to improve systems and streamline operations. Jennifer McNeill, who manages UAlberta’s ONEcard program, explained that the student card data “can include precise traffic patterns for dining areas, peak use of fitness centers, and which printers are underutilized and can therefore be moved to a wiser location.” McNeill discusses the challenges of collecting and analyzing data, emphasizing the need to anonymize data and follow provincial privacy laws closely, and notes the opportunity that non-anonymous data poses for student wellness checks and interventions.

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