Learning outcomes through effective data mining and analytics Panelists discuss at ASMA India’s B-School Summit

New Delhi: ASMA India’s B-School Summit “Technology Innovation & Solutions in a VUCA World” was held in online mode on June 11, 2021. One of the interesting sessions in the summit talked about “Streamlining education, outcomes, research and feedback via effective data mining and analytics to ensure precision”.

The session was moderated by Dr. Jitendra K. Das, Director, FORE School of Management, New Delhi along with eminent panellist Mr. Abhay Gupta, Founder & CEO, Luxury Connect Business School; Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director and Professor, IMI Bhubaneswar; Dr. Krishnendu Sarkar, Chief – Strategy & Impact & Life Skills, NSHM Knowledge Campus and Dr. Sapna Rakesh, Director, IMS Ghaziabad.

Prior to the session Chairman, AICTE Dr. Anil Sahasrabudhe, who could not attend the session live, in his recorded speech said, “Education has to continue pandemic or no pandemic.” Referring to the VUCA world he also mentioned how newer technologies are being considered as subjects for inclusion in the curriculum and what could be the potential market demand of that particular skill set. It has to be also seen from the demand vs supply perspective because if every college increases seats in that subject the number of jobs has to be there for those students. Things are changing and a lot of studies have been done for the future but are we really sure how close these studies are vis-a-vis the reality.

Dr. Jitendra K. Das, Director, FORE School of Management, Delhi spoke about education outcomes and feedback mechanism through effective data mining and analytics, said in the new era technology is being used to communicate and interact with students which is now the only option, effective data mining and interpretation of the data analytics can be useful in studying the outcome.

“Anything that is done by the teacher has to lead to some outcomes. There are two ways outcomes can be studied – students based outcome and faculty based outcome”, Dr. Das said.

Prof. Ramesh Behl, Director IMI Bhubaneswar, highlighted the current day challenges faced by teachers in an online classroom when the student has connectivity issue or a bandwidth problem and is not able to follow the class, it becomes difficult to analyse the outcome of the session compared to a realtime classroom scenario.

Abhay Gupta, Founder & CEO of Luxury Connect Business School, asserted the fact that technology shall now onwards continue to rule the lives and decision making processes, hence it is important to integrate it to

Understanding the data around the knowledge to make it an effective and measurable teaching outcome tool is what is required, said Dr. Krishnendu Sarkar, Chief – Strategy & Impact & Life Skills, NSHM Knowledge Campus.

Dr. Sapna Rakesh, Director, IMS Ghaziabad referring to the online learning experience stressed upon the possibilities of analyzing visual data from the recordings from the live sessions. Which means creating an environment of acceptance of being monitored and indexing and ranking of the live or recording classes.

We need to take cognizance of the way the data is consumed today in this online world and WhatsApp consumers, with reducing attention span everyone is looking for information short and crisp, said Dr. Das.

 

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