Google do it, Amazon does it and education can do it too!

1 Apr

My last post was later October last year, then i got a contract role in Galway that kept me very busy, until now.

And now I want to continue from the last post about Big Data, bug data and predictive analytics isn’t just for people that are trying to sell you stuff you don’t want.

All images from The Science of Learning


Teachers  in Singapore user Twitter in the class room to engage their students, gauge the interaction, identify learning gaps in the students.

We are your friends, we come in peace…


Rather than trying to get someone to do something, more and more we read about how companies like Netflix, Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are watching us, they are watching us and they are learning everything they need to know and we give them our time and then we give them our money, sounds simple, I guess you can’t knock the hustle?

What it looks like, the breakdown…


Smart educators now realise in the modern world, that since knowledge is at everyone’s fingertips, there is less value in knowledge, the value of education is in being able to think and react in new situations you would not normally encounter.


Through technology we can now

  1. Design learning experiences
  2. Collect data
  3. Analyze data
  4. Refine learning theory/models

By using analytics we can harvest a wealth of information from how students are learning and their cognitive behaviour, like how they might do in exams, future exams, maybe even to the point where they don’t even need to do an exam?

Introducing Candace Thille

I know what your thinking, and yes… it was worth waiting for.

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