Jan 212016

The extent to which big data can both help and intrude on lives becomes greater all the time, and we see the next concrete examples of this in a Guardian article about fine grain tracking of university students. A Higher Education Commission report From Bricks to Clicks: The Potential of Data and Analytics in Higher Education tells of “personalized” offerings to students, but not just on courses but for lifestyle behaviors and more. All the social media data which are available can factor in to analysis of outcomes, so the recipients of this governmental largesse might get digital nagging about time spent in bars, sleep habits, eating and, well, the sky is the limit here.

 Posted by at 6:39 am on January 21, 2016