Bernie Goldbach in LSAD Clonmel | Data from Hashify.me
BIG DATA INTERSECTS Irish educators in several places like the Monday evening #edchatie discussions.
Inspired by Simon Lewis, I looked at who is most influential during those recurring discussions. At least two of the most influential plan to attend the annual ICT in Education Conference in Thurles. With a little prodding, perhaps more than half of the most influential Irish Twitter voices in education will meet up in May on the campus of the Limerick Institute of Technology in Thurles.
In the meantime, I have 30 Web Analytics students drilling into the #edchatie transcripts to document the share of the voices, engagement and impact of embedded placement in the cross-talk. And the Irish government is interested in making these kinds of analyses more sophisticated as funding comes available for big data programmes.