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Can Big Data Give Us Big Ideas? – Ivy Exec Blog


“Big Data can do more than target advertisements, it could even help innovators develop new concepts and products. Over 2.5 million terabytes of data are now created every day. The pace of new data creation has reached such a clip, according to IBM, that over 90 percent of the data currently available in the world was …”

Source: Can Big Data Give Us Big Ideas? – Ivy Exec Blog

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Can Social Media and Classrooms Co-Exist? – The Edvocate

Passing handwritten notes to friends in class was great sport for years.  But now that we’ve found the electronic means to share private (and more public) information between students, the control issues for teachers has become more complicated.  It could be that student’s motivation (beyond the compulsory nature of American education at least) is lacking.  Further parental controls of the devices they carry to school might also be lacking.  Just a couple of thoughts on the issue.

Source: Can Social Media and Classrooms Co-Exist? – The Edvocate

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What Matters Now: Digital Kids

As children spend more and more time with mobile screens both phones and tablets, they are becoming increasingly sophisticated at navigating these interfaces. At the same time, the influence of offline media on their desires and discovery behavior remains pervasive, even if total time spent with these media is declining. Huge also observed childrens’ online behavior. We discovered that this cohort is far savvier online than most marketers give them credit for.

via What Matters Now: Digital Kids.

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The conclusion for many educators should be twofold:

The equity gap will continue to rear its ugly head as impoverished youth will continue to have less access to mobile technology outside the classroom.

Instructional developers will continue to find ways to move content from the PC screen to mobile devices.

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Why the NSA loves Google’s Chromebook

The laptop/notebook/tablet conversation is only just beginning.  And Microsoft’s decision to lower it price of its Surface tablets will dramatically change the face of competition for education dolllars.

Why the NSA loves Google’s Chromebook | Ars Technica.

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Universities Go in Big for Big Data

“Big data is going to college.

This semester, a handful of university programs specializing in data mining are starting up. This week, the University of Virginia launched a new research center called the Big Data Institute. Columbia University will also begin offering a new master’s in big data, in a program technically called “Quantitative Studies.” ”

via Universities Go in Big for Big Data – Wall Street Journal – WSJ.com.

Its about time, as they say.  Sooner or later the larger institutions would decide that Big Data is real, important, and worthy of study.

The next big issue will be defining it.  No small challenge.

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Ukraine Establishes Nationwide Learning Platform for 1.5 Million Students

Ukraine Establishes Nationwide Learning Platform for 1.5 Million Students — THE Journal.

“Ukraine has begun the process of implementing a nationwide learning platform for all of the country’s students in grades 5-9, as well as the Ukrainian Knowledge Exchange, a platform that lets the country’s educators publish and share educational content and research. Both projects are part of the Ukraine Open World National Project, the goal of which is to provide the country’s students with a comprehensive educational platform to help them compete globally.”

Curious that they have targeted grades 5-9.  Could those students be pre-BYOD targets  or is it a matter of expense?

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