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Lawler, James; Joseph, Anthony – Information Systems Education Journal, 2017
Firms in industry continue to be attracted by the benefits of Big Data Analytics. The benefits of Big Data Analytics projects may not be as evident as frequently indicated in the literature. The authors of the study evaluate factors in a customized methodology that may increase the benefits of Big Data Analytics projects. Evaluating firms in the…
Descriptors: Finance Occupations, Data Analysis, Corporations, Governance
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Ahmadi, Mohammad; Dileepan, Parthasarati; Wheatley, Kathleen K. – Journal of Education for Business, 2016
This is the decade of data analytics and big data, but not everyone agrees with the definition of big data. Some researchers see it as the future of data analysis, while others consider it as hype and foresee its demise in the near future. No matter how it is defined, big data for the time being is having its glory moment. The most important…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Data, Data Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Wang, Yinying – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2016
Against the backdrop of the ever-increasing influx of big data, this article examines the opportunities and concerns over big data in education. Specifically, this article first introduces big data, followed by delineating the potential opportunities of using big data in education in two areas: learning analytics and educational policy. Then, the…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Data Collection, Data Analysis, Educational Policy
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Pence, Harry E.; Williams, Antony J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
The amount of computerized information that organizations collect and process is growing so large that the term Big Data is commonly being used to describe the situation. Accordingly, Big Data is defined by a combination of the Volume, Variety, Velocity, and Veracity of the data being processed. Big Data tools are already having an impact in…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Education, Data Collection, Data Analysis
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Friedman, Alon – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2018
Growing interest in Big Data is leading industries, academics and governments to accelerate Big Data research. However, how teachers should teach Big Data has not been fully examined. This article suggests criteria for redesigning Big Data syllabi in public and private degree-awarding higher education establishments. The author conducted a survey…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Course Descriptions, Higher Education
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Yap, Alexander Y.; Drye, Sherrie L. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2018
This research shares the challenges of bringing in real-world big business data into the classroom so students can experience how today's business decisions can improve with the strategic use of data analytics. Finding a true big data set that provides real world business transactions and operational data has been a challenge for academics…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Schools, Data Analysis, Data Collection
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Frydenberg, Mark – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
From their presence on social media sites to in-house application data files, the amount of data that companies, governments, individuals, and sensors generate is overwhelming. The growth of Big Data in both consumer and enterprise activities has caused educators to consider options for including Big Data in the Information Systems curriculum.…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Introductory Courses, Information Systems, Information Technology
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Lawler, James; Joseph, Anthony; Howell-Barber, H. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
The benefits of Big Data Analytics are cited frequently in the literature. However, the difficulties of implementing Big Data Analytics can limit the number of organizational projects. In this study, the authors evaluate business, procedural and technical factors in the implementation of Big Data Analytics, applying a methodology program. Focusing…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Health Services, Organizations (Groups), Health Insurance
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Wang, Yinying – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2017
Despite abundant data and increasing data availability brought by technological advances, there has been very limited education policy studies that have capitalized on big data--characterized by large volume, wide variety, and high velocity. Drawing on the recent progress of using big data in public policy and computational social science…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Research, Misconceptions, Barriers
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Daniel, Ben – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2015
Institutions of higher education are operating in an increasingly complex and competitive environment. This paper identifies contemporary challenges facing institutions of higher education worldwide and explores the potential of Big Data in addressing these challenges. The paper then outlines a number of opportunities and challenges associated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Statistical Data, Data Analysis, Program Implementation
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Pence, Harry E. – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2015
Big Data is currently a hot topic in the field of technology, and many campuses are considering the addition of this topic into their undergraduate courses. Big Data tools are not just playing an increasingly important role in many commercial enterprises; they are also combining with new digital devices to dramatically change privacy. This article…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Privacy, Undergraduate Study, Technology Uses in Education
Corbeil, Maria Elena; Corbeil, Joseph Rene; Khan, Badrul H. – Educational Technology, 2017
Due to rapid advancements in our ability to collect, process, and analyze massive amounts of data, it is now possible for educational institutions to gain new insights into how people learn (Kumar, 2013). E-learning has become an important part of education, and this form of learning is especially suited to the use of big data and data analysis,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Electronic Learning, Educational Technology, Data Analysis
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Molluzzo, John C.; Lawler, James P. – Information Systems Education Journal, 2015
Big Data is becoming a critical component of the Information Systems curriculum. Educators are enhancing gradually the concentration curriculum for Big Data in schools of computer science and information systems. This paper proposes a creative curriculum design for Big Data Analytics for a program at a major metropolitan university. The design…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Information Systems
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Dishon, Gideon – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
Personalized learning has become the most notable application of big data in primary and secondary schools in the United States. The combination of big data and adaptive technological platforms is heralded as a revolution that could transform education, overcoming the outdated classroom model, and realizing the progressive vision of…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Information Utilization, Individualized Instruction
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Rios-Aguilar, Cecilia – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2014
This chapter presents various definitions of big data and examines some of the assumptions regarding the value and power of big data, especially as it relates to issues of equity in community colleges. Finally, this chapter ends with a discussion of the opportunities and challenges of using big data, critically, for institutional researchers.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Data, Definitions, Equal Education
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