Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Schools are collecting new data in new ways about students with cutting-edge high-tech.

Saw this article in a recent Boston Globe and I'm still figuring out how I feel about it.  I did shake me head at the thought of students walking around school with sensors on them.

I know most professional (and college) teams collect toms of data on their athletes, to receive feedback on how their are performing and to optimize that level.  Are they getting enough sleep? How to managed their "work load".  Data seems to be the answer to everything but sometimes, I think not, just look at the Los Angeles Dodgers recent playoff performances.  Every decision was made on data reports (especially the late pitching matchups this past season) taking "gut feelings" and intuition out of the decision making but yet they have yet to win a World Series.  I think there's a happy medium between data and "intuition" I also worry about the privacy concerns that were mentioned.  Is this type of data collection overkill?  Just wanted to throw this out.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019