Big Data Analytics is a growing field and holds a bright future since its usage is growing even as you read this. Industries are embracing the technology and offering more investments. Thus, the demand for experts is going higher too.
It is said that opportunities are endless when it comes to edtech and data analytics. But is it? Let's explore!
Performance assessment doesn’t have to be limited to exams and traditional tests. With Big Data Analytics, a unique data trail for each student is made available and can be analysed for a better understanding of their strengths and working points.
1. Dynamic & Customizable Learning Programs
Colleges are currently finding it hard to keep up with the infrastructure requirements and Big Data Analytics has the perfect solution to this.
By using Big Data Analytics and other modern technologies, it is possible to register a humongous number of students in MOOCs. MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses that are structured online courses in the academic circles and eliminate the need to build physical lecture halls.
These programs are highly dynamic in nature, can be customized as per the student’s need, lowers costs for both schools and students, offers wider access to education and boosts performance.
A well-managed analytics system will also turn out to be a boon for slow learners by offering them the opportunity to learn at their own pace, instead of forcing them to keep pace with rapid learners.
2. Enhanced Student Performance
One of the major goals of incorporating Big Data Analytics or any other technology in Edtech is to get better student performance. But how can big data help in achieving this?
When a student is logged in an online class, Big Data Analytics is used to study their behaviour in the current classroom setting. The attributes of their interaction quality and quantity with fellow students and teachers, and their level of concentration for various subjects and topics, can be recorded and tracked.
This data can then be utilised by the teachers and the management to point out the factors weighing in and affecting a student’s performance, while also offering effective solutions.
Customised study plans, sessions and directed learning eventually becomes more approachable.
3. Better Holistic Development
Extracurriculars are no longer at the corners of a child’s development. Rather, they play a huge role in deciding the future. The need for better holistic development has been felt by educational organizations, parents and the government. With Big Data Analytics, a child will be able to focus on what’s best for them.
Big Data Analytics allows educational organizations to follow a students’ performance across various fields. Records of past performance coupled with current interests and performance will help institutions in predicting the individual’s potential and offer a future assessment. Since data of other students will also be available, a comparison is easy and the chance to become better gets more reachable.
The above graph depicts a steady yet sure growth in the Global Smart Classroom Market from 2021 to 2028.
Despite being in its infancy stage, Big Data holds the potential to become a game-changer in the Edtech sector in the foreseeable future. The result is simple and reflective – more competent students and better educators.
The domino effect will be brilliant as industries and then the society at large will have highly functioning adults ready to take on the world.
The next blog will cover the challenges of Big Data Analytics in the Edtech sector. Stay tuned!