All tagged “Data and analytics”
Our survey of 1,001 learners has found that 63% of Scottish students think staff need to improve their digital skills to keep up. A further 68% of respondents think that students should be taught more digital skills to help them to cope with the modern workplace - in line with concerns about a digital skills crisis, that have been heightened in the wake of Brexit.
Computers don’t turn up to work hungover, stressed or loaded with unconscious biases, so why shouldn’t they be used for routine interventions with students? They can deal with sensitive situations as well as humans, if not better, argues Digifest debate speaker Richard Palmer.
The burgeoning use of big data in healthcare research is revolutionising the way health records are collected, used and shared. But, with controversial projects such as NHS care.data still fresh in everyone’s minds, how can researchers reassure the public that highly sensitive data is safe in their hands?