August 4, 2020

Big Data Analytics

Big data and analytics provide great insight into education and its ways of “happening”. It’s very interesting and useful to review such analyses and find ways to apply the gained information to your own specific classroom, as we know no matter how externally valid article results are, each classroom is different in its own little way.

For educators in Armenia

This could provide crucial analysis of the needs of the students in relation to what they are actually getting from the educators.

In a way, providing the necessary look into what the students want to learn and most importantly how they want to do that. This could also serve as a tool of understanding any discrepancies that occur when students move from one school / university to another, this has been known to be a big issue in the Armenian educational system, where the same student known for good grades in one university, get the exact opposite in a different one after the transition.

For EFL professionals in Armenia

Big data could resolve issues with teaching English as a foreign language. The most notorious one being the choice of methods used in EFL classrooms and their effect on students.

This would help the professionals understand the demand that the Armenian educational market has, in terms of teaching, development and advancements in the settings created for the learners.

For me

Big data and analytics is a source of innovation, knowledge and occasional reference for late night debates with friends.

To me this is a reliable and valid dataset that provides unlimited information and insight into what is actually happening, instead of what is supposed to happen. It shows the effectiveness of a variety of systems currently used or even ones that are forgotten about.