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In the information age, we value the people who can understand the data : Put simply, ‘big data analytics’ helps us to understand the huge volume of information our world now generates. We can use analytics to uncover hidden patterns, predict trends, gauge customer opinions and so much more.
On this course, you’ll explore big data analytics, with a focus on the ethical, social, and legal implications. You’ll learn how to evaluate data from different sources, and how big data is being used in various industries to solve problems and shape our future.
You’ll also look into the risks that arise from big data analytics, and, ultimately, how all this impacts your life.
- Introduction to big data and where it comes from
- Overview of the data analytics cycle
- Social media platforms and types of data
- Applications of big data across different industries
- Opportunities and challenges for big data analytics
I am a Lecturer in the School of Information and Communication Technology at Griffith University, with a passion for online teaching and technical interests in data mining and artificial intelligence.
Griffith University was created to be a different kind of university—challenging conventions, responding to trends and pioneering solutions through innovative teaching and research. Its high quality degrees are specifically designed to prepare students for the future, and are developed in consultation with industry, based on cutting-edge research, and taught by Australia’s most awarded teachers.
Since its beginning, Griffith has been deeply connected to the Asian region, environmentally aware, open to the community and industry focused. Always ahead of its time, Griffith introduced Australia’s first degrees in a range of important areas, including modern Asian studies and environmental science. It is a recognised leader in online education, and has offered award-winning online programs for nearly 20 years.
Ranking in the top three per cent of universities worldwide, Griffith offers degrees in: business and government; criminology and law; education; engineering and information technology; environment, planning and architecture; medicine; dentistry; paramedicine, nursing, midwifery and allied health; humanities and languages; music; science and aviation; and visual and creative arts.
Griffith students gain the academic knowledge of a world-class university, as well as the skills and confidence that employers desire. Through industry placements and projects for real clients, students put what they learn in the classroom into practice and gain valuable contacts before they graduate.
Griffith is the Official University Partner of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Through this partnership, students have access to over 250 internships, offering them the opportunity to be closely involved in the build up to and delivery of the biggest event in Australia this decade.
FutureLearn is a massive open online course (MOOC) learning platform founded in December 2012.
It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.