Education has continued to grow in stature and significance as an academic discipline. In addition to world renowned research studies the growth of education has been seen in the methodology and methods underpinning its research. The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research provides a cutting edge account of the research and methodology that is creating new understandings for education research, policy and practice. Over two volumes, the handbook addresses educational research in six essential components: Section 1: Understanding Research Section 2: Planning Research Section 3: Approaches to Research Section 4: Acquiring Data Section 5: Analysing Data Section 6: Reporting, Disseminating and Evaluating Research Featuring contributions from more than 50 of the biggest names in the international field, The BERA/SAGE Handbook of Educational Research represents a very significant contribution to the development of education.
Chapter 45: Big Data and Educational Research
Big Data and Educational Research
Big data and data analytics bring the promise to enhance teaching and learning, improve educational research and progress education governance.
Despite the alleged value of the increasing volume of education related large and complex datasets and a growing interest in making sense of them there is still limited research on big data and educational research and, thus, limited understanding of its value for education. Over the last decades, developments in the area of information and communication technologies (ICTs) – such as the social and semantic web or mobile technologies – are reshaping not only teaching and learning practices but also the governance of education. A huge variety of online behaviours ...