• Nina Adjanin

Week 10

When I saw the title BIG DATA, first that comes to my mind are big organizations and economies. I’ve never thought in context to have big data and education. According to Eynon (2013), big data beginning to grow in the field of education.

It was interesting to read about challenges. Ethics is really important to be considered because someone can use data for inappropriate purposes, mainly when data are based on children. Based on big data, the educational system can be established. On the other side, inequality is also significant to be mentioned. From my personal experience doing some research, it is always difficult to generalize the entire population. For me, in it always interesting to compare big data with some other country and see differences. I definitely agree with the author that BIG DATA is important in education and technology.

As technology continues to evolve, computers grow smaller and more power-efficient. This means that computing devices can be embedded in all sorts of objects, from household items to clothing. For these computing devices to communicate, they must connect in some way. Those connections and small devices are collectively referred to as the "Internet of Things."

Internet of Things (IoT) technology in education represents an enormous opportunity (and, to some, threat) for schools to collect valuable data and use this data to enhance the learning experience. The capabilities of “smart” objects – such as desks, light fixtures, or fitness bands — have the potential to support both teachers and students in meeting learning goals. IoT also has the potential to improve school operations overall by solving a wide array of challenges facing educational institutions, from logistics to administration to student life.

I really like this article because researchers were used the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) by Davis 1989. However, with the rapid growth of technology, many barriers will be moved, like electricity and other technological issues that we are facing today in education.

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