[Itech] Fwd: EmergingEdTech: Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve Teaching, With 2 Examples

Teresa Franklin franklit at ohio.edu
Thu Jun 12 13:13:53 EDT 2014

Hi Graduates,

Thought this one might be of interest.

Dr. Franklin

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Date: Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 7:33 AM
Subject: EmergingEdTech: Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve
Teaching, With 2 Examples
To: Teresa Franklin <franklit at ohio.edu>

 *Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve Teaching, With 2 Examples *


 We've Been Hearing a lot About Big Data Lately, but What Does it Mean for

Wikipedia defines *Big Data* as, “a blanket term for any collection of data
sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using
on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing
applications.” Okay, that’s nice. But how does this relate to education?

Big data can change the way teachers teach and students learn. Finding ways
to provide tailored instruction to individual students has been very
difficult in the past, and many students have failed to reach anywhere near
their potential as a result. However, big data can provide the tools
necessary for teachers to better understand students’ needs, which in turn
can give students better opportunities for success ...
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