6.3.1. First video-based discussion

Video link (url): 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_wAHEHTy-g (2:16)

                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pHzROP1D-w (5:39)

Description of the video:

The first video is illustrative of how Education technology companies are leveraging big data to improve classroom engagement and make learning more effective. In the second video, Kenneth Cukier, The Economist’s data editor and author, discusses how big data can improve learning and why the education sector has been slow to embrace it.

Questions for Reflection

Before watching the video, pose this question for general reflection to the trainers.

1.Are you familiar with the concept of ‘learning analytics’, and if yes how so and what does it refer to? (before the video)

Having watched the video, pose the following reflective questions for the teacher to consider based on the content of the video:

1.Do you subscribe to the view that learning analytics mean only “more work” and “unknown results”?

2.What do you think will be the implications for the role of educators/trainers with the introduction of ‘Big Data’ technologies in the learning process?