Beyond the potential to enhance student outcomes through just-in-time, diagnostic data that is formative for learning and instruction, the evolution of higher education practice overall could be substantially enhanced through data-intensive research and analysis.
A worthy next step would be to improve our capacity to rapidly process and understand today's increasingly large, heterogeneous, noisy, and rich data sets.
Data in MOOCs includes longitudinal data (dozens of courses from individual students over many years), rich social interactions (e.g., videos of group problem-solving over videoconference), and detailed data about specific activities (e.g., watching various segments of a video, individual actions in an educational game, or individual actions in problem solving).
The depth of the data is determined not only by the raw amount of data on a learner but also by the availability of contextual information.
This will contribute to the achievement of satisfactory levels of attainment.
Currently, high education institutions have made a big effort and investment on creating systems to collect education related data.Furthermore, education has the ability to change and to induce change and progress in society.One of the Europe 2020 targets stipulates that at least 40% of the population aged 30-34 should have tertiary education attainment by 2020.The Agency has promoted the establishment of internal quality assurance systems, fostering the creation of a systematic collection of data that may enable to identify the main constraints and problems, enhancing the decision-making process.Having a better understanding of which students are more likely to face difficulties in their educational process and identifying the factors that influence these difficulties, higher education institutions will be able to timely develop strategies to increase the graduation rate and mitigate their attrition rates.Project abstract Education is essential for country’s development.Education provides children, youth and adults with the knowledge and skills to be active citizens and to fulfil themselves as individuals.Higher education is also concerned with long-term goals—such as employability, critical thinking, and a healthy civic life.Since it is difficult to measure these outcomes, particularly in short-term studies, those of us in higher education often rely on theoretical and substantive arguments for shorter-term proxies.Measuring these types of tasks can increase the relevance and the precision of the results regarding what students learn, can allow the tailoring of instruction to specific students' needs, and can give individualized feedback across a range of learning issues.In addition, social interactions have increasingly moved from in-person to online.