Charles Lang: The End of Intelligence? What might Big Data, Learning Analytics and the Information Age Mean for how we Measure Education @ Kimball Hall, 246 Greene Street, 3rd floor conference room

10/07/2015 11:00 am – 10/07/2015 12:00 pm The End of Intelligence? What might Big Data, Learning Analytics and the Information Age Mean for how we Measure Education Charles Lang New York University For over a century educational measurement has developed analytical tools designed to maximize the inferential power of limited samples: a biannual state test, a regular accreditation exam, a once in a lifetime SAT. But can this methodology adapt to a world in which previous limitations on data collection have been dramatically reduced? A world with a greater variety of data formats, representing a larger number of conditions, on a finer timescale, with a larger sample of students. Starting from a methodological basis, Charles will discuss the implications that changes in data collection may have on how education is measured and the impact that this might have on the disciplines, institutions, and practitioners that utilize educational measurement. Charles Lang, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Administration, Leadership & Technology at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education & Human Development, NYU, and an affiliate of the CREATE lab. He received his doctorate in Human Development and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and studies methodologies for capturing learning within the nascent field of learning analytics.