I’m still catching up with last week after a full on work load but I am finding this youtube video useful to retain information related to big data and Learning Analytics. Videos are fortunately good as they can be reviewed over and paused when taking notes. It’s agreed by many scholars and the articles that I read that there is an insane amount of data available if not too much data – most in the learning context goes unanalysed. Information overload present a challenge to researchers but in particular the teachers who are trying to develop the learning environment. Difficulties collecting data is caused by the bureaucracies in some schools. Privacy and ethics come in to play so study can only take place with data collected or the dat that already exists (Eynon, 2013). Boyd and Crawford (2012) ask the question regarding what is and is not quantifiable knowledge in the social domain?
Boyd, Danah, & Crawford, K. (2012). CRITICAL QUESTIONS FOR THE BIG DATA. Information, Communication & society, 15(5), 662-679. DOI: 10.1080/1369118x.2012.678878
Eynon, R. (2013). The rise of big data: What does it mean for education, technology, and media research? Learning, Media and technology, 38(3), 237-240. DOI. 1080/17439884.2013.771783.
Liked on YouTube: Week 1: Introduction to Learning Analytics https://youtu.be/idHxNSTZhNM