US News: The Coming Big Data Education Revolution

US News: The Coming Big Data Education RevolutionUS News wrote about the power of data to improve learning outcomes. “Big data in the online learning space will give institutions the predictive tools they need to improve learning outcomes for individual students. By designing a curriculum that collects data at every step of the student learning process, universities can address student needs with customized modules, assignments, feedback and learning trees in the curriculum that will promote better and richer learning … Imagine how such knowledge can be used to give instructors the necessary intelligence to directly address a student’s learning style or deficits. In this way, big data can amplify factors that contribute to student success – personalized courses, the instructor-student connection and a wired sense of community – despite being in the detached online learning environment.”

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