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Higher Education Decision Making Using Big Data Analytics
Submission Deadline: Jun. 30, 2016
Lead Guest Editor
Department of Information Technology, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Haramaya, Ethiopia
Guest Editors
  • Cristina Caridade
    Department of Physics and Mathematics, Coimbra Institute of Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Yu Haiyang
    College of Communication Engineering, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China
  • Department of Information Science, Haramaya University, Dire Dawa, Oromia, Ethiopia
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Introduction
There is a growing interest by higher education institution (HEI) to take advantage of Big Data to improve student performance and raise teacher/professor effectiveness, while reducing administrative workload. Student performance data is increasingly being captured as part of software-based and online classroom exercises and testing. This data can be augmented with behavioral data captured from sources such as social media, student-professor meeting notes, blogs, student surveys, and so forth. This special issue is to investigate and explore that importance of how analytics will be of great advantage to higher educational institution. Analytics play a critical role in performing a thorough analysis of student and learning data to make an informed decision on future course offerings and their mix to cater to the potential and existing students. Predictive analytics / forecasting models in a Big Data environment enable institutions to make right investment decisions for higher institutional impact. A Big Data based architecture enables the inclusion of a greater variety of data sources so that many different types of data can be analyzed.

Aims and Scope:

1. Predictive Analytics in HEI
2. Big Data Analytics in HEI
3. Decision Support System in HEI
4. Business Intelligence in HEI
5. Competitive Intelligence in HEI
6. Data Warehousing in HEI
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