Learning With Big Data
The Future of Education
Viktor Mayer-Schönberger & Kenneth Neil Cukier
Of all the areas ripest for disruption by big data, learning is among the biggest—and most lucrative. Online access to education is getting a lot of ink. But the far more significant story is what’s happening below the surface that hasn’t received much attention: how data is being used to identify what works, tailor instruction and improve student learning and performance. The dirty little secret in education is that we really had no idea what worked and what didn’t (though we had a host of ill-formed, ever-changing theories). But now we do know—because we have the data.
In Learning With Big Data: The Future of Education, best selling authors of Big Data, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Neil Cukier shine a light on what big data is helping us understand about the learning process. Published in e-book format only, the book is up to date on what is happening right now in this quickly changing environment.
Experts on big data, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier speak and write widely on the subject. Viktor Mayer-Schönberger is also an educator, in his role as Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at the Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University. Kenneth Neil Cukier is the Data Editor of the Economist and writes widely about important emerging trends.