Big Data: Big what?

By the end of this lesson individuals will:

  • Understand what big data is, how it is processed and analysed
  • Be able to interpret a visualisation of big data
  • Understand the breadth of careers within the big data field

The aim of this this guide is to encourage discussion around the concept of ‘big data’ in relevant contexts – what it is, how we use and contribute to it, and how it is changing the future workplace – and provide an opportunity to interpret big data visualisations.

This lesson can be run by a teacher or you can request a volunteer to run it for you.


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