A pedagogic method helps to create an actionable policy from big data through a PDCA cycle

Wook Koh, Jaewon Choi
2016 International Journal of Technology, Policy and Management  
Big data and learning analytics for higher education is a rapidly growing field with disruptive potential. However, there has been little research reported on a pedagogic method that helps to create an actionable policy from big data. In recent years, there is a meaningful debate that big data alone cannot improve teaching, and more research is needed from a pedagogic point of view. We, therefore, developed a pedagogic method called BDAL (big data for active learning) that helps to create an
more » ... lps to create an actionable policy through a PDCA (plan-docheck-act) cycle. It facilitates students to examine their goals and motivations, to improve learning styles, and to be an active learner. An experiment was conducted on 556 undergraduate students for a control group and an experimental group. With the help of BDAL, we were able to gain an actionable policy to improve education further both in and out of classrooms.
doi:10.1504/ijtpm.2016.075941 fatcat:zgknpdfnm5gubnb5qvn4xxe6be