Big Data in K12 Education from Nelson Heller

Nelson Heller, president of the HellerResults Group and founder of The Heller Reports newsletters and EdNET: The Educational Networking Conference, recently released a report on big data in K-12 education.

His opening paragraph begins: “A wave of K-12 entrepreneurial initiatives sees the application of ‘big data’ as the key to instructional technology’s Holy Grail—intelligent real-time differentiated instruction akin to working one-on-one with a brilliant personal instructor. Investors, aware of the powerful strides made in recommendation engines by Internet giants Google, Amazon, LinkedInNetflix, and Zynga, as well as for a host of military and commercial applications, see in big data education’s ‘next big thing.’”

The report touches on a handful of edtech companies, including AmplifyDreamBox LearningLearnSmartGrockit, KnewtonJunyo, Civitas LearningRevolution K12Root-1 and Pierson Labs.