Educational data scientists: A scarce breed

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ACM
Publication Type:
Conference Proceeding
Citation:
ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 2013, pp. 278 - 281
Issue Date:
2013-04-26
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The Educational Data Scientist is currently a poorly understood, rarely sighted breed. Reports vary: some are known to be largely nocturnal, solitary creatures, while others have been reported to display highly social behaviour in broad daylight. What are their primary habits? How do they see the world? What ecological niches do they occupy now, and will predicted seismic shifts transform the landscape in their favour? What survival skills do they need when running into other breeds? Will their numbers grow, and how might they evolve? In this panel, the conference will hear and debate not only broad perspectives on the terrain, but will have been exposed to some real life specimens, and caught glimpses of the future ecosystem. © 2013 Authors.
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