All sectors Intelligence Presentation

Getting started in the data game: Getting your head around analytics in international education

Tue 22 August 2017 11:50 am - 12:30 pm

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Darragh Murray

Data, both ‘big’ and small, is rapidly becoming the critical commodity on which business and industry compete and international education is not immune to such trends.

The precise use of data and analytics techniques is now crucial to uncovering new market opportunities, improving international admission processes, and achieving the strategic organisational goals of education institutions. However, the field of ‘Big Data’ analytics may appear highly abstract to many and finding a place to start may seem imposing.

In this session attendees will learn through practical examples about how to embrace the analytical mindset, what base skills are needed to get started in data-driven decision making, and what possibilities are available to international education professionals in the new fashionable fields of machine learning and data mining.