Do you have an organizational strategy for how your university/company uses data to assist in improving learning or knowledge growth? On our elluminate session yesterday, I think we only had about 1 out of 50 say they had such a strategy. I've started a discussion thread on the topic of:
1. What should an organizational data strategy include?
2. What types of skills/people should be represented on a data/analytics team?
Big data is a bit of a buzzword...but it's a buzzword with lots of traction (and with substance and research that goes back to the days of McNamara at Ford Motor Co.) . Here's a decent article introducing big data as value generator in corporate settings: http://bit.ly/fXxaPi
. There is lots to criticize with this use of data - people aren't artifacts. However, seeing what's currently being done with data is helpful in understanding what should be done in the future.