Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money

Oct 17, 2013

CONVERSATION l Audrey Watters l Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. l 203 Butler Library.

Audrey Watters, a leading freelance writer in the education field and author of the blog Hack Education, spoke at Columbia University. Watters’ talk, “(Student) Data is the New Oil: MOOCs, Metaphor, and Money,” examines “student data as the new oil” — the metaphor and the money behind education data and learning analytics as seen in MOOCs and other education technologies.

View the video on YouTube.