Talk the big data talk

Posted: March 7, 2014 in big data
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Pearson’s Efficacy document has a chapter called ‘A New Era of Learning Efficacy on a Planet of Smarter Systems’ by Jon Iwata. It’s basically a paean of praise to the potential of big data.  I threw the text into a word cloud program to see what would come up. And what we get is a handy little guide for anyone who wants to bluff their way in a discussion about adaptive learning. Alternatively, you could use it for buzz word bingo.

Efficacy

Some of the words you won’t be needing at all are ‘teach’, ‘teachers’, ‘classrooms’ or ‘lessons’. Sorry about the blur in the image: it’s my laptop having an emotional response.

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Comments
  1. Kati says:

    Oh, but the word’ human’ has made it in there!

    • philipjkerr says:

      Indeed it has, Kati. As you know, we can know a word by the company it keeps. Here are the contexts: ‘a billion transistors for every human being on the planet’ and ‘5,200 gigabytes of data for every human on the planet by 2020’

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