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educational data scientists, a new breed? #lak13

Panel discussion around the role of data scientist, particularly in the field of education, as well as the presumed anticipated shortage. Already touted as the sexiest career in the 21st century, there’s a lot to live up to… Ryan Baker: … Continue reading

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Educause post on learning analytics#LAK12

Picked this up via an internal summary shared at work (thanks to Jim Ellis of Open University in the UK): Educause has released a new white paper, Analytics in Higher Education: Establishing a Common Language, which looks at the use … Continue reading

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Penetrating the fog #LAK12

I really enjoyed this paper which summed up many of the current concerns about higher education in a time of increasing external pressures and the need to somehow provide an improved, more efficient (and more appropriate) service to students. The … Continue reading

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data, data everywhere #LAK12

Just watched the video lecture of Marisa Mayer (Google) on The Physics of Data talking about the explosion of data posted to the web in recent years. Some interesting issues are flagged – how quickly we can upload and access … Continue reading

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Big data, stupid decisions #LAK12

Just listening to Panagiotis Ipeirotis talking about how data is used to influence buying choices #LAK12. A really interesting talk which explores how ratings and seller reputation weigh more heavily in the buying decision than price. But more interestingly, it’s … Continue reading

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