Privacy & Security Massive Shift to Remote Learning Prompts Big Data Privacy Concerns
An unprecedented number of online interactions between teachers and students from their respective homes introduce new privacy questions that lack easy answers.
Equity & Diversity Quiz Quiz Yourself: What Does Census Data Tell Us About Education in the U.S.?
Quiz yourself: What do census statistics reveal about school enrollment, classroom diversity, and education outcomes?
School & District Management Education Research Agency Looks to Leverage Big Data, Reduce Costs
The Institute of Education Sciences has proposed new research priorities.
Privacy & Security U.S. House Hearing on Algorithms & Big Data: 5 Takeaways for Schools
Massive data collection and algorithmic bias are big concerns with no easy answers, experts told the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday.
School & District Management Big Data in Education Needs Better Outreach, National Report Says
The National Academy of Education is urging researchers to talk more about data, and question more how companies get large data collections.
School Choice & Charters Opinion Schools and the Freedom Struggle in an Orwellian World
In the age of the smart machine and Big Data, educators are called to find common ground across partisan divides in the fight for freedom against the looming dangers of an Orwellian world. The old idea of schools and colleges as social centers, or civic sites, is a resource.
Data Analytics in K-12 Schools: Big Data, or Big Brother?
From classroom cameras to new personalization algorithms, tech startup AltSchool is raising new questions about educational surveillance and unregulated data science experiments.
School Choice & Charters The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education
Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
Career Advice Opinion How BIG Data Can Inform and Innovate HR in K-12 Education
In today's data-rich, technology-driven world, being a "data nerd" is cool. Even Harvard Business Review noted "data scientist" as one of the sexist jobs. While BIG data is making headlines globally, if used in appropriate ways, HR data can teach us a great deal about an individual's drivers and behavior, performance, needs, and their potential.
Curriculum 'Big Data' Skills Not Being Taught in K-12, Experts Say
A new "occupational skills profile" for big-data specialists outlines the relevant knowledge that professionals say is not being provided in K-12.
Data 'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
Education Opinion Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences
A recent article suggests that open science may be irreconcilable with anonymous data, requiring a reconsideration of how we protect privacy in educational data.