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Big Data in Education

The digital future of learning, policy and practice

By Ben Williamson

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 07 August 2017
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!

Table of Contents

IntroductionConceptualizing digital dataSoftware, code and algorithmsDigital Education GovernanceThe Social Life of Education Data ScienceThe CompPsy ComplexRewiring BrainsMaking and Coding CulturesConclusionReferences


With each passing year, we see ever more proclamations of the potential of technology to disrupt education. In this hugely informative and insightful book, Ben Williamson guides the reader through this rapidly changing landscape. -- Mark Carrigan This book treads a fine line between at times enthusiasm about the likely strong future of educational data science and the adoption of a critical perspective. -- Nick Kelly

EAN: 9781473948006
ISBN: 1473948002
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Dimensions: 24.2 x 17 centimetres (0.14 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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