Researchers use an app to predict GPA based on smartphone use
Dartmouth College and the University of Texas at Austin have developed an app that tracks smartphone activity to compute a grade point average that’s within 0.17 of a point.
More on Big Data in education in this blog:
Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do
New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today’s grading methods skew in their favor?
The latest data from the Pew Research Center uses U.S. Census Bureau data to show that in 2012, 71 percent of female high school graduates went on to college, compared to 61 percent of their male counterparts. In 1994 the figures were 63 and 61 percent, respectively.
Girls succeed over boys in school because they are more apt to plan ahead, set academic goals, and put effort into achieving those goals.
The weaker sex
Very short video of Bryan Alexander, senior fellow at the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education, discussing the issues and opportunities facing mobile technology, badges, flipped classrooms, and learning analytics: