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Wednesday, January 25 • 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Data Science for Education: Opportunities and Challenges

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New sources and scales of data have increasingly become relevant to the education sector. From large-scale datasets collected by the government; click-stream data generated by various online learning platforms; and collections of unstructured text, speech, and video captured in physical learning environments. The depth and breadth of today’s data in combination with novel methodologies for their analysis have created numerous opportunities for discovery and improvement of the education system. At the same time, we are only just yet beginning to develop the necessary infrastructure and resources for this work. And, ethical questions about privacy, interpretation, and implementation are more important than ever. In this talk, I’ll be speaking about these promises and challenges of data science for education research and practice.

Link to Google Doc for Group Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hVg3oTLqZbm7YySpU_whVyktnbb-mEHANjlDSG-Bxx8/edit?usp=sharing

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Sanne Smith

Program Director, Stanford University
I am the director of the master’s program in education data science and a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Education. My research interests center around the study of social networks and thriving, diverse contexts. I have studied, for example, why adolescents tend to segregate... Read More →

Wednesday January 25, 2023 3:15pm - 5:00pm EST