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Can Big Data make better schools?

Big Data can do everything these days? It fuels the Khan Academy, Knewton and all the big EdTech names, giving them the power to both personalise education using anonymised data.

The numbers might make for better data products, but does it make for better schools. This data pioneer certainly thinks so.

In this Ted video, Andreas Schleicher walks us through his controversial PISA data, the global measurement that ranks countries against one another — then uses that same data to help schools improve.

Watch to find out where your country stacks up, and learn the single factor that makes some systems outperform others. And see if you agree…

 

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Jimmy Leach is a digital consultant, working with governments, organisations and people. He tweets at @JimmyTLeach

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