Five Reasons Why FERPA is Important

Five Reasons Why FERPA is Important               The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, passed in 1974, is the guiding legislation for what educational bodies can and cannot do with student information. Similar to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) in healthcare, FERPA stipulates that institutions must protect the privacy of student records, and it also governs the release of and access ... Read more

WCAG 2.0 AA & Section 508 Guidelines for Online Education

Accessibility in Online Education: WCAG 2.0 AA and Section 508 Guidelines Online education has many benefits. One of them is enabling as many qualified students as possible to access low-cost and flexible certificate, diploma, degree, and even Ph.D. programs. However, offline and web-based learning management systems that lack full-accessibility features are locking out or disadvantaging learners with disability. Not only is that unfair, but also ... Read more

HIPAA BAA

HIPAA Business Associate Agreement (BAA) Under the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, a HIPAA business associate agreement (BAA) is a contract between a HIPAA covered entity and a HIPAA business associate (BA). The contract protects personal health information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA guidelines. Once a BAA is signed with ConexED, the following will be enacted on your ConexED account Features Enabled End-To-End Encryption ... Read more