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OctopusBI learning insight scales to 60,000+ students

It was a chance encounter on the cricket pitch that set a winning technology partnership in motion.  When CEO and Founder of Octopus BI, Hansa Wijayasundara, heard about the AWS EdStart Accelerator Program from a teammate, who happened to be … Read More

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What is data visualization and why is it important?

Data visualization is a means of processing and transforming data and information into types of visual representation.  Our minds find it easier to interpret data and numbers when it is translated into maps and graphs. Using the right graphical representations, … Read More

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2020 showed how fast we can reinvent education

Back in my secondary teaching days, “no history; no future” was a phrase I often used to remind young history students of the importance of studying the past. To inform and create a better shared future, we must analyse what’s … Read More

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Coronavirus and Australian Education

Australian education has had less than a handful of pivotal changes in the past 2 decades. These moments changed the direction of Australian education and had a major impact on students and how they learn inside the classroom. One of … Read More

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6 Observations from 6 Months in Learning analytics

Moving from Learning management to the data and learning analytics space has allowed for a renewed perspective on schools and their data strategies in a rapidly evolving education context.  Here are 6 observations I’ve made after my first 6 months … Read More

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AI and its impact on the classroom

Today, AI has found its place in the education sector as numerous schools are beginning to utilise the technology. However, with the growth of AI in the education sector, numerous questions have also been born. Could technology replace teachers? What … Read More

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How learning analytics help to reduce ineffective learning

Ineffective learning is a critical problem for schools all around the world and can arise due to a number of reasons such as; Lack of relevance of the curriculum to real-world applications Absence of opportunities to apply knowledge absorbed from … Read More

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Data scientists won’t be replaced by robots anytime soon.

Everything today is data-driven. We’re collecting and processing more data than ever. Data scientists are responsible for a major part of this task and this has driven up the demand for them all over the world. Yet, on the other … Read More

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5 reasons why your school should be using learning analytics

Learning analytics have now become a necessity that educators cannot ignore. With more and more learning analytics software being available in the market and new advancements in learning analytics being made every day, it’s important for you as an educator … Read More

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The future of student life in the year 2025

Students – they are the future of our world. Every generation has its own ambition. Understanding the future of the present generation of students is not at all an easy task. The world has evolved with wider opportunities for students … Read More

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