Ideas Exchange: What Big Data is, and isn't, and the promises and potential pitfalls of large-scale data analytics in education
The purpose of Big Data is to find patterns and connections relating to human behavior and how complex systems function. Big Data and analytics have steadily crept into the world of education to improve educational effectiveness and support basic research on learning. Professor Sean Corcoran, who is an Associate Professor of Economics and Education Policy at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, will discuss "What Big Data is--and isn't--and the promises and potential pitfalls of large-scale data analytics in education." Please join us! Refreshments will be provided.