Big Data means big questions on how that information is used


With the success of its free open online course system, called MITx, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds itself sitting on a wealth of student data that researchers might use to compare the efficacy of virtual teaching methods, and perhaps advance the field of Web-based instruction, The New York Times reports.

Since its inception several years ago, for instance, MITx has attracted more than 760,000 unique registered users from about 190
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