The 4 V’s in Big Data

(IBM, 2011) I think we all can agree that there are benefits to big data, but it is fairly new and in its infancy so we are not sure yet about all its advantageous and disadvantages and are looking at its usage, accuracy, limitations, as well as its philosophical and ethical dimensions. But, there are … Continue reading The 4 V’s in Big Data

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Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla, standing, and CTO Bharat Mediratta hope to bring the big-data and analytics techniques of their former employer, Google, to the K-12 arena. —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week.   In the article in Education Week, by Benjamin Herold (2016), The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education, discussion is made on … Continue reading Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

The Human Face of Big Data

A  program recently aired on PBS (February 24, 2016), titled, "The Human Face of Big Data" that offered good information on the state of affairs of big data. As stated on the website, "With the rapid emergence of digital devices, an unstoppable, invisible force is changing human lives in incredible ways. Every two days the human race is … Continue reading The Human Face of Big Data

Computers, Raptor, and Alice… Oh My!

Within the realm of the topics we are exploring this week, we are looking at knowledge artifacts for higher level competencies. I think that the programming design tools that are used in programming classes are a good example of these artifacts. For programming the higher level thought processes that the student conducts are crucial to … Continue reading Computers, Raptor, and Alice… Oh My!

Successful Pre Assessment Can Lead to Successful Differentiated Instruction, Learning and Assessment

I am a big fan of differentiated instruction and learning strategies being that our classes especially in the online environment are very diverse. With differentiated instruction and learning will hopefully involve differentiated assessment for a truly optimal differentiated educational implementation and outcome for all involved. However, in order to embark upon any form of differentiated instruction, … Continue reading Successful Pre Assessment Can Lead to Successful Differentiated Instruction, Learning and Assessment

Adaptive Learning Analysis and Guidelines

The Great Adaptive Learning Experiment John Waters (2014) in his article titled, “The Great Adaptive Learning Experiment”, points out the difference between personalized and adaptive learning. "Personalized learning is really an umbrella term," said Adam Newman, founding partner of Education Growth Advisors (EGA), ”It's a way in which learning is modified, adjusted or customized to meet an individual … Continue reading Adaptive Learning Analysis and Guidelines