Big data has brought significant changes to many industries, including Education industry. Big data is high-volume, high-velocity, and/or high-variety data sets. These data sets are analyzed to reveal patterns, trends, and associations relating to human behavior and interactions to enable enhanced insight, decision making, and process automation. Because it has an ever-growing amount of data, the analysis cannot be done using conventional data processing techniques.

Companies use the big data to improve operations, provide better customer service, create personalized marketing campaigns based on specific customer preferences, and, ultimately, increase profitability. Businesses that utilize big data hold a potential competitive advantage over those that don't, since they're able to make faster and more informed business decisions, assuming that they use the data effectively.

Big data reshapes the education sector

Nowadays, e-learning and online classes are popular among educational institutions. These create a massive amount of data related to students and the faculty and reshape the education sector in the following ways:

  • Insight into improving education system

Using the analysis of the data, the institution will get an insight into what can be improved in the education system.

  • Create an effective and exciting class

Big data helps the organization to create a revolutionary system where the students can learn effectively and excitingly.

  • More personalized learning system

The ability to track aspects of a student’s activities makes it easier to build personalized programs for each of them. This learning process is customized to each student’s needs and abilities.

  • Optimal learning environment

As the learning system becomes more personalized to student needs, it will create an optimal learning environment for the student.

The benefits of using big data for student and educator

The usage of big data helps educational institutions to adapt to the students' needs. It helps develop new classes, teaching strategies, and curriculums based on what the students want and need. It helps the institutions to optimize their resources and as a result, it will improve their performance.

By implementing personalized learning processes, the students can learn at their own pace, ensuring understanding of the material given to them. With the help of big data, educators can determine the areas where a student is excelling and where more work is required to help them excel.

Big data systems help educators to assess students accurately, while continuously monitoring their progress and likelihood of advancement. A report can be developed that will demonstrate the interest areas of a student that is going to help them to decide their future career. This report will also show their concern areas that will enable the teacher to determine the appropriate approach to help them.

Author: Niken Sawitri (Technical Lead)