Saturday, May 17, 2014

Big Brother Data Collection

Here is a report on the government's data-collection by Joshua Bleiberg, May 9, 2014, "Five Ways the Government Wants to Use Big Data (Beyond the NSA)."

Note this section in his article:
Helping Students Learn
The Department of Education has incorporated big data into the National Education Technology Plan.  In the education sector, developers use data mining to apply lessons for learning specific competencies.  The Ed Department hopes to one day use similar big data tools to analyze courses, schools, and even entire districts.  These plans are in the early stages but represent an exciting new field within education.