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ERIC Number: EJ1142994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1528-3518
Emerging Evidence on the Use of Big Data and Analytics in Workplace Learning: A Systematic Literature Review
Giacumo, Lisa A.; Breman, Jeroen
Quarterly Review of Distance Education, v17 n4 p21-38 2016
This article provides a systematic literature review about nonprofit and for-profit organizations using "big data" to inform performance improvement initiatives. The review of literature resulted in 4 peer-reviewed articles and an additional 33 studies covering the topic for these contexts. The review found that big data and analytics could be used to improve selection of staff and training interventions, cut costs, improve retention, and performance as well as meet strategic business goals, but little evidence of big data analytic methodologies actually employed in workplace training and performance improvement projects was found. Additional robust research with methodological descriptions are needed to reveal the extent to which these methodologies yield improved human performance results that positively affect strategic business goals and the bottom line. Opportunities for further research are also suggested.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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