Week 2: Rise of “Big Data” and Data Scientists

When data is used for evil

When data is used for evil

by Richard Olsen -
Number of replies: 1
Ian Ayres discusses "Direct Instruction" and the data that supports it's use http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yml4H2sG4U&feature=player_embedded

Will "big data" be used to identify transformative learning approaches supported by technology or will it be used to squeeze the most out of traditional learning approaches.
In reply to Richard Olsen

Re: When data is used for evil

by Apostolos Koutropoulos -
Well, as others have pointed out, data is not neutral - how you derive data and how you interpret data can be biased.

I think we need to not just look at data, but also look at who gave it to us and what their motivations are. I guess a peer review of data should be in order.