Organizing Administrative Data to Answer Your Questions

Data PoolIn August of 2016, schools using the edX platform agreed on a common data structure (standards) for their MOOCs in order to facilitate research on student learning and to allow for comparisons of data across schools.[1] Of course, education researchers working with massive data sets are not the only ones who require standardized, well-organized data. With increasing frequency, a wide range of decision-makers — from higher ed administrators to marketing analysts to individual consumers — collect and analyze data in order to help answer a broad spectrum of questions and inform their decisions. These analyses rely on well-organized, and often standardized, data.

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