Monday, March 8, 2010

Thinking about big data

After reading Scobleizer on big data I found my self thinking about how this could impact education. The most applicable idea I came up with was using it for assessment. If we transfer most of learning to some form of digitized mode then we could asses students on everything that they do rather than just assessing "home work" or "tests" or Mid Terms" or "exams". When I refer to digitized modes, this could be students doing very conventional work in a traditional classroom setting, but using laptops to write things down. The idea here is that their work would be accessible to data mining software.

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