3 Ways in Which Data Analytics is Changing Online Education Sector

by Richa Jha Asistent Manager

India’s digital sector is expected to reach new heights in the near future. It is projected to reach $1 trillion digital economy level in the next five years. If this goal is achieved, the result would be a creation of 5-7 million jobs including the field of studies and online education.


Many experts consider this as not surprising, but rather a natural progression. They cite the new development examples of virtual reality, online exam website, mock exams papers, artificial intelligence, etc. Healthcare, retail sectors, media, etc. are moving to digital technology. Online education too must rely on analytics to improve their business performance and see growth.


Data Analytics – Improve Student Performance

Various innovative start-ups in online education and free mock test have shown tremendous potential. Take the example of books of mock exam papers for entrance exams. For years, they have been catering same sets of sample question papers to thousands of students of competitive and scholarship examinations. But, by having more data, an online exam website can predict a student’s ability/potential at solving different questions.


Even schools can install monitors to measure the academic performance of students. Statistical summary model can predict student outcomes from classroom level to school level. On the basis of it, a Detailed Assessment programme, mock exam papers can be curated to analyze the understanding of concepts by students. And, also help with teacher performance.


Big Data to Reduce Dropouts


Big data in online education can help to reduce dropout rates in schools and colleges. Predictive analytics can give insights on future student outcomes. Educational institutions and online exam website can also use it before launching a course program or introducing a new free mock test series. Data analytics can also help students to choose right college and course after graduation.


Data Analytics for Targeted Recruitment

Data Analytics in online education sector can bring a fresh change in recruitment strategies of institutions and allocate funds appropriately. This data will also assist students to analyze and compare information about schools around the globe. It will speed up search and application process for international students.


The education sector can go through a revolution with the help of data analytics or big data. Smarter students and efficient teachers will bring a positive impact on learning institutions. Even means of learning like online exam website or mock exam papers can be used as a stepping stone to bring a larger change.

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About Richa Jha Committed   Asistent Manager

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