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10/12/2018

How Big Data can revolutionise education

This Financial Express article describes how Big Data has become an integral part of almost every sector, and therefore the education sector can also no longer afford to remain insulated from the technology connect. A lot of education hubs have started using newer technological tools to improve pedagogy. Today, an Indian student has access to data and resources available anywhere in the world, which was impossible a couple of decades ago. Big Data is essentially large sets of data that need to be studied in order to find insights that help a business grow. It helps to uncover hidden patterns and correlate insights, thereby enabling managers take better business decisions. In the education sector, too, Big Data and machine learning together are creating a stir. While machine learning and its application has been around since the 1970s, it has gathered momentum thanks to artificial intelligence and Big Data Analytics. Given the pace with which things are changing, it is certain that Big Data will bring a revolutionary change in the education sector. Machine learning is basically data-mining, which helps teachers accumulate all the information at one place. It helps teachers improve their teaching methodology by focusing on the strengths and weaknesses of each student.

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