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ERIC Number: EJ1103206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Big Opportunities and Big Concerns of Big Data in Education
Wang, Yinying
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v60 n4 p381-384 Jul 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 concerns over data security, privacy protection, and ethical boundaries of accessing personal digital data are discussed. The article concludes with an invitation to education practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to advance our understanding of big data and better serve students in the digital era.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners; Researchers
Language: English
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