Educational Resources on Technology, Race, Education and Justice –
- What is big data?
- Why Big Data in Education Matters?
- How has big data impact equity and justice in education?
- How has big data in education been used against equity and justice?
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Quick Definitions in Big Data & Education
|Learning Management System||a computer software used to deliver education sources & lesson, and organize learning information (grades, attendance, etc.)||Metaphorically it’s the engine in a car. Powers the car, but is usefulness is tied a series of other machines & human beings.|
|Clickstream Data||the process of tracking, reporting and delivery of educational courses, training programs||They’re footprints you leave behind when you search (walk through) a website (room).|
|Big Data||concretely it represents the computational analysis of extremely large datasets to uncover patterns and trends, particularly around human behavior.||When Uber pool connects you with a driver and other passengers who are going to the same general area & similar ratings|
|Algorithm||a detailed step-by-step instruction set or formula for solving a problem or completing a task.||A meal recipe is a non-math based algorithm|
Citations for Policy Brief Big Data in Education – 2019
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“Beyond Data Literacy: Reinventing Community Engagement and Empowerment in the Age of
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Initiative, MIT Media Lab and Overseas Development Institute) and Internews. September 2015
Broussard, M. (2014, July 15). Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing. The
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Broussard, M. (2019). Artificial unintelligence: How computers misunderstand the world.
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Capatosto, Kelly (2017). “Foretelling the Future A Critical Perspective on the Use of Predictive
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Daniel, B. K. (2015). Big Data and analytics in higher education: opportunities and
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Daniel, B. (2017) Big Data and data science: A critical review of issues for educational research.
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David Gillborn, Paul Warmington & Sean Demack (2018) QuantCrit: education, policy, ‘Big Data’
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Coleman Page. 2014. Middle School Math Acceleration and Equitable Access to 8th Grade
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IMPROVING OUTCOMES FOR KIDS & FAMILIES Beyond Predictive Analytics & Data Sharing
Policy Brief by IN EQUALITY / Stop the Cradle to Prison Algorithm Coalition KEY, 2019.
KSTP. (2019, January 28). St. Paul, Ramsey County, school officials dissolve joint powers
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Mayer-Schonberger, V., and K. Cukier. 2013. Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How
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McNeel, B. (2018, December 11). Dallas Hits on Successful School Turnaround Model With ACE,
but It Comes at a Steep Price. Could a Wider Expansion Across Texas Now Be Its Best Bet to
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Office of Transformation and Innovation: Courtney Rogers Contributors: Angie Gaylord &
Cecilia Oakeley 2018
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Wang, Y. (2016). Big Opportunities and Big Concerns