Tag Archives: Big data

How big data is disrupting an antiquated education system

How big data is disrupting an antiquated education system

A disruption of the education system is needed in many ways, and big data may provide solutions to a number of antiquated education system issues. The benefits of big data can also benefit teachers, students, and educational institutions as a whole. According to an article published in the International Journal of Computer Applications, “Technology is […] … learn more→

Big and open data are prompting a reform of scientific governance

Big and open data are prompting a reform of scientific governance

Big data are widely seen as a game-changer in scientific research, promising new and efficient ways to produce knowledge. And yet, large and diverse data collections are nothing new – they have long existed in fields such as meteorology, astronomy and natural history. What, then, is all the fuss about? In my recent book I argue […] … learn more→

Using big data and predictive analytics to recruit international students

Using big data and predictive analytics to recruit international students

In 2011 Clayton Christensen wrote The Innovative University, detailing the reasons why big disruptions would soon be coming to higher education both in the US and around the world. Globalisation, changing student enrolment profiles, emerging student markets and outdated business models were among the factors driving the need for change. Three years ago, massive open […] … learn more→

Are you an expert in machine learning? Facebook is hiring

“Move fast and break things.” That is the Facebook motto plastered all over their California headquarters to remind engineers never to stop innovating. This week, the company moved fast and broke some news by investing in a thing called machine learning. They appointed two professors, Yann LeCun and Rob Fergus, from New York University, to […] … learn more→