Lifelong learning and big data

Osborne, M. and Lido, C. (2015) Lifelong learning and big data. In: Gartenschlaeger, U. and Hirsch, E. (eds.) Adult Education in an Interconnected World: Cooperation in Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development. Series: International perspectives in adult education (71). DVV International: Bonn, pp. 116-125. ISBN 9783942755238

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There are two significant trends across the world that are likely to have significant impacts on the field of adult education and lifelong learning in the future. The first of these is a drive to use Big Data and other quantitative methods to address inequalities in education and to develop interventions for the promotion of widening access and lifelong learning. The second is the focus on cities as sites of learning in the context of rapid urbanisation around the world. In the paper we consider both of these issues, and draw a link between them through illustrating the work of the newly-established Urban Big Data Centre at the University of Glasgow.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Osborne, Professor Michael and Lido, Professor Catherine
Authors: Osborne, M., and Lido, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Publisher:DVV International
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
651924Urban Big Data Research CentrePiyushimita ThakuriahEconomic & Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/L0111921/1SPS - URBAN STUDIES