Big Data in Education: The digital future of learning, policy and practice

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SAGE, Jul 24, 2017 - Education - 256 pages

Big data has the power to transform education and educational research. Governments, researchers and commercial companies are only beginning to understand the potential that big data offers in informing policy ideas, contributing to the development of new educational tools and innovative ways of conducting research.

This cutting-edge overview explores the current state-of-play, looking at big data and the related topic of computer code to examine the implications for education and schooling for today and the near future.

Key topics include:

The role of learning analytics and educational data science in schools

A critical appreciation of code, algorithms and infrastructures

The rise of ‘cognitive classrooms’, and the practical application of computational algorithms to learning environments

Important digital research methods issues for researchers

This is essential reading for anyone studying or working in today′s education environment!



of education
and governing everyday life
performativity and accountability
analytics educational data mining and metrological
psychological enhancement and behaviour change
and neuroeducation
and apprentice data analysts
and big data

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