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People Matter to the Data Strategy Process

By   /  September 6, 2016  /  Conference and Webinar Communities, Data Articles | Data Science, Business Intelligence, & More, Data Conference Communities - Learn, Share, Review, Data Education, Data Governance & Data Quality | News & Articles, Data Governance Articles, Data Strategy Articles, Data Strategy News, Articles, & Education, Education Resources For Use & Management of Data, Enterprise Data World Conference Community  /  1 Comment

Data Strategy in the education sector needs to take into consideration one big question: Why? Why should education professionals care about the seemingly endless streams of data they’re asked to enter into systems? Why should data input be a priority when they have so many other critical responsibilities to students on their plates? That’s what […]

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Machine Teaching: A New Twist on Machine Learning

By   /  August 18, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess A recent article in Science Codex reports, “Machine learning is a well-established subfield of computer science in which experts develop mathematical tools to help computers learn from data and detect patterns. The machine learner (the computer) is like a student. The goal of machine learning is to develop models that will prove […]

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How is Big, Open Data Transforming the University?

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Not-for-profit organization Zocalo Public Square recently wrote in TIME, “Free online courses, crowdsourcing, and big data are transforming the university from a gatekeeper to a public resource. In 2001, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced it was going to put the university’s entire body of course materials online, for free. That meant […]

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Wharton and IBM Partner on Big Data Education Program for Marketing Execs

By   /  October 8, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Nathalie Tadena of The Wall Street Journal reports, “To help chief marketing officers navigate the explosion of data available, International Business Machine Corp. and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School are launching a new executive education program focused on big data and analytics for marketing executives. Forty-eight CMOs, chief customer officers and others […]

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The Classroom of the Future

By   /  September 2, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education, Smart Data News, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess James O’Brien of Mashable recently wrote, “The days of paper textbooks seem destined to become as distant a memory as cursive handwriting. In 2014, big data is reshaping the way students receive curriculum and learn, and the tools of the new and digital classroom are changing the dynamics for educators. ‘Data is […]

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New schema.org Technical Brief Available from LRMI and Cetis

By   /  June 5, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Eric Franzon The Learning Resource Metadata Initiative (LRMI) has released a technical briefing about schema.org. The paper was co-authored by Phil Barker and Lorna M. Campbell of Cetis, the Centre for Educational Technology, Interoperability and Standards. LRMI, which we have reported on here, “has developed a common metadata framework for describing or ‘tagging’ learning […]

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Declara Individualizes Large-Scale Learning

By   /  April 16, 2014  /  Data Education, Smart Data News, Articles, & Education  /  No Comments

by Jennifer Zaino Learning at large-scale. That’s the work Declara is undertaking with its CognitiveGraph platform that leverages semantic search, social platforms and predictive analytics to build context-specific learning pathways for the individuals involved in mass learning efforts. Think, for example, of teachers in a country working to re-educate all its educators, or retail and […]

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Big Data and the Future of Education

By   /  March 13, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  2 Comments

by Angela Guess Quartz recently shared an excerpt from Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier’s new book, Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education. The passage begins, “Arizona State University, like many colleges across the United States, has a problem with students who enter their freshman year ill prepared in math. Though the school offers remedial classes, […]

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Improving Student Outcomes with Big Data

By   /  March 7, 2014  /  Big Data News, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Daily | Data News, Data Education  /  No Comments

by Angela Guess Gail Dutton of Forbes recently wrote, “Public schools  nationwide are taking a cue from business, harnessing big data to improve student outcomes, help school districts make better hiring decisions and help governments use their education dollars more effectively. The results may be more successful students, better teacher retention and more finely tuned administration […]

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IBM Checks off Its 2014 Big Data in Education Prediction

By   /  December 26, 2013  /  BI / Data Science News, Articles, & Education, Big Data News, Articles, & Education, Data Education  /  1 Comment

Barb Darrow of GigaOM reports, “On Monday, IBM, as part of its annual 5 in 5 extravaganza extravaganza, predicted that cloud-based cognitive technology would personalize education for students within five years.”

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