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Big Data & Education: Feedback Loops and Inferred Data

Posted in Education Videos on December 2, 2013 by

The advent of “big data” in areas such as internet search and social media has disrupted existing industries, created new industries, and led to the extraordinary success of companies such as Google and Facebook. Big data unleashes a range of productive possibilities in the education domain in particular, since data that reflects cognition is structurally unique from the data generated by user activity around web pages, social profiles, and online purchasing habits.

In this video, Director of Data Science, George Davis, discusses the challenges of representing the learning process and the 5 types of educational data that matter.

Also be sure to check out our CEO, Jose Ferreira’s post on the subject.