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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 ...

The social life of education data science: Learning analytics, educational data mining and metrological platforms
The social life of education data science: Learning analytics, educational data mining and metrological platforms

Educational data mining, learning analytics and adaptive learning platforms have become key technologies for the imagined improvement of education. When the former Google executive Max Ventilla established a chain of new schools in San Francisco in 2013, his ambition was to transform the ways in which schools are run. The AltSchool chain he set up has become what Silicon Valley entrepreneurs call a ‘full-stack’ company: an organization that consists both of a digital platform and a physical service, like Uber in the public transport sector and Airbnb in hospitality. It is staffed by teachers ...

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