Pinning down what qualifies as Big Data -- and whether it's an educational panacea or a corporate-driven technological phase -- is sure to be at the center of educational technology discussions for years to come.

big-data-definitioneCampus News assistant editor Jake New, in the first part of our "Higher Education's Big (Data) Bang" series, explored the working definition of Big Data analytics, as understood by some of the field's most prominent voices.

“Big Data is this exponential increase of information that’s been going on since the 1950s,” said Jim Spohrer,...

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