Big Data and Learning Analytics in Blended Learning Environments: Benefits and Concerns

TitleBig Data and Learning Analytics in Blended Learning Environments: Benefits and Concerns
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPicciano, A. G.
JournalInternational Journal of Interactive Multimedia and Artificial Intelligence
ISSN1989-1660
IssueSpecial Issue on Multisensor User Tracking and Analytics to Improve Education and other Application Fields
Volume2
Number7
Date Published09/2014
Pagination35-43
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine big data and learning analytics in blended learning environments. It will examine the nature of these concepts, provide basic definitions, and identify the benefits and concerns that apply to their development and implementation. This article draws on concepts associated with data-driven decision making, which evolved in the 1980s and 1990s, and takes a sober look at big data and analytics. It does not present them as panaceas for all of the issues and decisions faced by higher education administrators, but sees them as part of solutions, although not without significant investments of time and money to achieve worthwhile benefits.

KeywordsBig Data, Decision-level, Education, Learning, Learning Analytics, Planning
DOI10.9781/ijimai.2014.275
URLhttp://www.ijimai.org/JOURNAL/sites/default/files/files/2014/09/ijimai20142_7_5_pdf_15146.pdf
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