Learning and Big Data

Recently there’s been a lot of hype surrounding the concept known as “big data.” Gartner even ranked it on its 2012 Emerging Technologies Hype Cycle, creeping towards the “peak of inflated expectations.” Hype aside, big data is still becoming a big deal. So what exactly is it and why should the learning and development world be watching?

In general, big data refers to the recent increase in data from numerous sources that constantly generate various data types (text, files, videos, tweets, etc.). The end result is a quickly growing mountain of data on all kinds of different things such as social media interactions, patient monitoring, customer purchases, and much more. In other words, it’s a whole lot of data. Big data…

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