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Big Data and Education

  • Speaker: Professor Alex Poulovassilis, Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London.
  • Date: Wednesday, 1 March 2017 from 17:00 to 18:00
  • Location: Room 151

Emergent web, mobile, and pervasive digital technologies are generating data at unprecedented scales and speeds in virtually all areas of human activity. Across industry, commerce and the public sector this ‘big data’ is being digitally collected and computationally analysed in order to gain better understanding of providers’ services and products, consumers’ needs and preferences, and, more fundamentally, to expand human knowledge across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. In ths talk, Alex Poulovassilis will explore some of the opportunities that big data can bring to enhancing childrens' and adults' learning, drawing on examples from several research projects conducted at the Knowledge Lab in recent years.