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We live in an increasingly connected world with more capabilities than ever before at our fingertips, and it’s making many jobs out there a lot more dynamic. Education is no exception to this trend, though teachers and administrators will likely use these online tools for much different purposes compared to

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I recently helped out at an access initiative for Oxford University, and the experience got me thinking about how we could bridge the state-private divide in Oxbridge and the Russell Group schools. According to Professor Les Ebdon, director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), the biggest challenge facing fair

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Online learning management system Desire2Learn Inc. recently scored $85 million in its second round of funding. With the new funding, Desire2Learn intends to expand international outreach and invest in the development of its cloud-based learning software. “Unlike advertising and e-commerce, education is an industry that has just begun to use

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Data Origami
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Data Origami, a new startup focused on developing learning techniques, tools, libraries and common solutions that data scientists and analysts can use everyday through hands-on-keyboard videos, has recently launched its first series of screencasts. The aim of Origami’s project is to help users develop a more profound knowledge of data

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IBM announced yesterday that it has embarked on a major collaboration with China’s educations system to focus on addressing the burgeoning Big Data & Analytics (BD&A) skills opportunity in the country. The initiative, named IBM U-100, will see the tech giant donate a range of BD&A software worth $100 million

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The World Bank Group and its private-sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), are trying to harness big data’s potential to support national education systems, with their recently launched ‘Systems Approach for Better Education Results’ initiative, which collects and shares comparative data on educational policies and institutions from countries

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From schools and universities to libraries and museums, public sector organizations are constantly battling with budget restrictions. The trade-off between offering better services with reducing costs is always a challenge, especially for those in the public sector. Indeed, considerations like this have played a crucial role in the emergence of Business

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Sqrrl, the company that develops secure NoSQL database software for Big Data applications, announced that it would be collaborating with Macmillan Education Australia to help them power a next generation education portal. Sqrrl Enterprise, the company’s NoSQL database, will allow Macmillan to secure and protect huge amounts of data that

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This article is based on an excerpt of  Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, Kenneth Cukier. Big Data in Education What if data collected during your journey through education was collected and stored? What if the records would forever show that you had to take a

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