UW-Green Bay’s Bukralia writes on ‘Big Data’ for national publication
The December edition of CIO Review magazine, a special education-technology issue, features a “CIO Viewpoint” column by Rajeev Bukralia, UW-Green Bay’s chief information officer and associate provost for information services. Writing about the arrival of the “Big Data” era, Bukralia writes that the integration of disparate computer systems on campuses has increased the volume and availability of both user data and computer-generated log data. Some examples of Big Data applications, he says, “include using data from the learning management system and the student information system to identify academically at-risk students in real time, providing a more personalized online learning environment based on a student’s learning pace and style, forecasting enrollment, and connecting with prospective students and potential donors with more precision. Big Data has a role in improving scientific research and scholarly pursuits.” Read the entire column.