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Monitoring behaviour and catching cheats: Improving education with big data

30th Dec `13, 03:03 AM in Education

Big data has got a lot of attention in the business world, but why shouldn’t it be applied…

BDMS
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Big data has got a lot of attention in the business world, but why shouldn’t it be applied to other sectors as well? The ability to integrate and analyse data sets can create useful insights in all areas of life, and several startups have taken that vision and applied it to education. Education faces many challenges, from limited funding, to managing classrooms, to improving student outcomes, but now, thanks to big data services, high-tech solutions may make dealing with these challenges a little bit easier.

Managing students who are acting out or refusing to participate can quickly take up a good chunk of the school day, and often parents are unaware of how their child is behaving in class unless they do something big enough to warrant a phone call. Now a website and app called Class Dojo could help improve class discipline and keep parents in the loop at the same time.

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