The bestselling guide for school leaders—updated in a new edition Data-driven instruction is the philosophy that schools should focus on two simple questions: how do you know if are students learning? And when they are not, what do you do about it? Driven by Data 2.0 is a practical guide that answers these questions to empower schools to achieve significant gains in student achievement. Rooted in a proven framework that has been implemented in thousands of schools, the book presents what makes schools successful along with tools to put the framework into place to make data work for your schools: Assess—set the roadmap for learning Analyze—identify why students struggle Act—teach more effectively what students need Build the culture—train and develop your staff so that data-driven instruction can thrive If you’re a K – 12 leader, coach, or teacher looking to implement data-driven instruction in your school district, Driven by Data 2.0 has the tools to train your staff: PD materials, videos of exemplar practice and all the resources you need to achieve remarkable results.
Driven by Data offers valuable tips and general guidelines about data-based methods and the difficulties surrounding the implementation of data-driven instruction. Through a CD-ROM, this guidebook provides all the tools needed to launch data-driven instruction effectively, such as an implementation rubric, meeting agendas, calendars, assessment templates, and more. Written by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, who has worked with over 1,000 schools across the nation, the book clearly shows how to maneuver through assessments and statistics. Bambrick-Santoyo offers vital tips, such as: how to create a data culture, how to run a successful data analysis meeting, how to write quality assessments, and how to deal with resistance from your teachers. The book also includes twenty case studies of high-performing schools. School leaders will find this resource useful for achieving remarkable results and immense gains, regardless of the school's background, leader, or demographic. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
An inquiry into what we can know in an age of surveillance and algorithms Knitting together contemporary technologies of datafication to reveal a broader, underlying shift in what counts as knowledge, Technologies of Speculation reframes today’s major moral and political controversies around algorithms and artificial intelligence. How many times we toss and turn in our sleep, our voluminous social media activity and location data, our average resting heart rate and body temperature: new technologies of state and self-surveillance promise to re-enlighten the black boxes of our bodies and minds. But Sun-ha Hong suggests that the burden to know and to digest this information at alarming rates is stripping away the liberal subject that ‘knows for themselves’, and risks undermining the pursuit of a rational public. What we choose to track, and what kind of data is extracted from us, shapes a society in which my own experience and sensation is increasingly overruled by data-driven systems. From the rapidly growing Quantified Self community to large-scale dragnet data collection in the name of counter-terrorism and drone warfare, Hong argues that data’s promise of objective truth results in new cultures of speculation. In his analysis of the Snowden affair, Hong demonstrates an entirely new way of thinking through what we could know, and the political and philosophical stakes of the belief that data equates to knowledge. When we simply cannot process all the data at our fingertips, he argues, we look past the inconvenient and the complicated to favor the comprehensible. In the process, racial stereotypes and other longstanding prejudices re-enter our newest technologies by the back door. Hong reveals the moral and philosophical equations embedded into the algorithmic eye that now follows us all.
Get the expert perspective and practical advice on big data The Big Data-Driven Business: How to Use Big Data to Win Customers, Beat Competitors, and Boost Profits makes the case that big data is for real, and more than just big hype. The book uses real-life examples—from Nate Silver to Copernicus, and Apple to Blackberry—to demonstrate how the winners of the future will use big data to seek the truth. Written by a marketing journalist and the CEO of a multi-million-dollar B2B marketing platform that reaches more than 90% of the U.S. business population, this book is a comprehensive and accessible guide on how to win customers, beat competitors, and boost the bottom line with big data. The marketplace has entered an era where the customer holds all the cards. With unprecedented choice in both the consumer world and the B2B world, it's imperative that businesses gain a greater understanding of their customers and prospects. Big data is the key to this insight, because it provides a comprehensive view of a company's customers—who they are, and who they may be tomorrow. The Big Data-Driven Business is a complete guide to the future of business as seen through the lens of big data, with expert advice on real-world applications. Learn what big data is, and how it will transform the enterprise Explore why major corporations are betting their companies on marketing technology Read case studies of big data winners and losers Discover how to change privacy and security, and remodel marketing Better information allows for better decisions, better targeting, and better reach. Big data has become an indispensable tool for the most effective marketers in the business, and it's becoming less of a competitive advantage and more like an industry standard. Remaining relevant as the marketplace evolves requires a full understanding and application of big data, and The Big Data-Driven Business provides the practical guidance businesses need.
Embrace data and use it to sell and market your products Data is everywhere and it keeps growing and accumulating.Companies need to embrace big data and make it work harder to helpthem sell and market their products. Successful data analysis canhelp marketing professionals spot sales trends, develop smartermarketing campaigns, and accurately predict customer loyalty.Data Driven Marketing For Dummies helps companies useall the data at their disposal to make current customers moresatisfied, reach new customers, and sell to their most importantcustomer segments more efficiently. Identifying the common characteristics of customers who buy thesame products from your company (or who might be likely to leaveyou) Tips on using data to predict customer purchasing behaviorbased on past performance Using customer data and marketing analytics to predict whencustomers will purchase certain items Information on how data collected can help with merchandiseplanning Breaking down customers into segments for easier markettargeting Building a 360 degree view of a customer base Data Driven Marketing For Dummies assists marketingprofessionals at all levels of business in accelerating salesthrough analytical insights.
How do you start the journey to truly getting the most from your data? Many businesses need or want to transform to survive or to thrive. The digital transformation was all about technology and platforms driving business and customers on line. Data enabled transformation is about exploiting data to provide key insights to drive business value. The Data Driven Transformation Playbook is a must-have guide to transforming your business into a data enabled organisation. Written by Caroline Carruthers and Peter Jackson, two award-winning CDOs and authors of the bestselling Chief Data Officers Playbook, it provides direct, engaging and pragmatic guidance for current and aspiring CDOs, CEOs, COOs, data change practitioners and programme managers. Packed with case studies and real world examples, the book brings together views, opinions and practitioners experience for the first time along with the authors' original theories, concepts and methodologies. It takes a step-by-step approach covering: why organisations would want to be data enabled checking readiness preparing for transformation making the change happen embedding the new culture and moving forward.
Traditionally seen as a purely people function unconcerned with numbers, HR is now uniquely placed to use company data to drive performance, both of the people in the organization and the organization as a whole. Data-Driven HR is a practical guide which enables HR professionals to leverage the value of the vast amount of data available at their fingertips. Covering how to identify the most useful sources of data, collect information in a transparent way that is in line with data protection requirements and turn this data into tangible insights, this book marks a turning point for the HR profession. Covering all the key elements of HR including recruitment, employee engagement, performance management, wellbeing and training, Data-Driven HR examines the ways data can contribute to organizational success by, among other things, optimizing processes, driving performance and improving HR decision making. Packed with case studies and real-life examples, this is essential reading for all HR professionals looking to make a measurable difference in their organizations.
“In this comprehensive book, Professor Randy Deutsch has unlocked and laid bare the twenty-first century codice nascosto of architecture. It is data. Big data. Data as driver. . .This book offers us the chance to become informed and knowledgeable pursuers of data and the opportunities it offers to making architecture a wonderful, useful, and smart art form.” —From the Foreword by James Timberlake, FAIA Written for architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and educators, and based on today’s technology and practices, Data-Driven Design and Construction: 25 Strategies for Capturing, Applying and Analyzing Building Data addresses how innovative individuals and firms are using data to remain competitive while advancing their practices. seeks to address and rectify a gap in our learning, by explaining to architects, engineers, contractors and owners—and students of these fields—how to acquire and use data to make more informed decisions. documents how data-driven design is the new frontier of the convergence between BIM and architectural computational analyses and associated tools. is a book of adaptable strategies you and your organization can apply today to make the most of the data you have at your fingertips. Data-Driven Design and Construction was written to help design practitioners and their project teams make better use of BIM, and leverage data throughout the building lifecycle.
ISGC 2010, The International Symposium on Grid Computing was held at Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, March, 2010. The 2010 symposium brought together prestigious scientists and engineers worldwide to exchange ideas, present challenges/solutions and to discuss new topics in the field of Grid Computing. Data Driven e-Science: Use Cases and Successful Applications of Distributed Computing Infrastructures (ISGC 2010), an edited volume, introduces the latest achievements in grid technology for Biomedicine Life Sciences, Middleware, Security, Networking, Digital Library, Cloud Computing and more. This book provides Grid developers and end users with invaluable information for developing grid technology and applications. The last section of this book presents future development in the field of Grid Computing. This book is designed for a professional audience composed of grid users, developers and researchers working in the field of grid computing. Advanced-level students focused on computer science and engineering will also find this book valuable as a reference or secondary text book.
Implement a data-driven investment strategy The investing landscape is increasingly driven by big data and artificial intelligence. For most finance professionals, big data, statistics, and programming are outside their comfort zone. Yet, proficiency in these areas is becoming a prerequisite for successful investing. And while there are plenty of resources on these individual topics, what is missing is a framework for combining these disciplines for investment purposes. Data-Driven Investing shows readers how investment decisions can be made or improved through the use of alternative datasets and inference techniques. The author covers artificial intelligence algorithms, data visualization, and data sourcing to show how these components come together to form a more robust investment strategy. The goal is to help finance professionals prepare for an investing landscape increasingly driven by big data and artificial intelligence. Shows how investing wisdom can be harnessed through science and augmented by data Demonstrates how an augmented investing philosophy promises a deeper understanding of future economic performance Is essential reading for fund managers, research analysts, quantitative investors, data scientists, and general finance professionals Includes a companion website with code, data sets, and videos providing more in-depth information on augmented/data-driven investing This book comes at a time of increasing investor anxiety with lackluster hedge fund performance, which is causing many funds to explore data-driven investing as a possible evolution of their strategies.
This book constitutes the proceedings of the 12th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, EC-TEL 2017, held in Tallinn, Estonia, in September 2017. The 24 full papers, 23 short papers, 6 demo papers, and 22 poster papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 141 submissions. The theme for the 12th EC-TEL conference on Data Driven Approaches in Digital Education' aims to explore the multidisciplinary approaches thateectively illustrate how data-driven education combined with digital education systems can look like and what are the empirical evidences for the use of datadriven tools in educational practices.
A hands-on guide to the use of quantitative methods and software for making successful business decisions The appropriate use of quantitative methods lies at the core of successful decisions made by managers, researchers, and students in the field of business. Providing a framework for the development of sound judgment and the ability to utilize quantitative and qualitative approaches, Data Driven Business Decisions introduces readers to the important role that data plays in understanding business outcomes, addressing four general areas that managers need to know about: data handling and Microsoft Excel®, uncertainty, the relationship between inputs and outputs, and complex decisions with trade-offs and uncertainty. Grounded in the author's own classroom approach to business statistics, the book reveals how to use data to understand the drivers of business outcomes, which in turn allows for data-driven business decisions. A basic, non-mathematical foundation in statistics is provided, outlining for readers the tools needed to link data with business decisions; account for uncertainty in the actions of others and in patterns revealed by data; handle data in Excel®; translate their analysis into simple business terms; and present results in simple tables and charts. The author discusses key data analytic frameworks, such as decision trees and multiple regression, and also explores additional topics, including: Use of the Excel® functions Solver and Goal Seek Partial correlation and auto-correlation Interactions and proportional variation in regression models Seasonal adjustment and what it reveals Basic portfolio theory as an introduction to correlations Chapters are introduced with case studies that integrate simple ideas into the larger business context, and are followed by further details, raw data, and motivating insights. Algebraic notation is used only when necessary, and throughout the book, the author utilizes real-world examples from diverse areas such as market surveys, finance, economics, and business ethics. Excel® add-ins StatproGo and TreePlan are showcased to demonstrate execution of the techniques, and a related website features extensive programming instructions as well as insights, data sets, and solutions to problems included in the material. The enclosed CD contains the complete book in electronic format, including all presented data, supplemental material on the discussed case files, and links to exercises and solutions. Data Driven Business Decisions is an excellent book for MBA quantitative analysis courses or undergraduate general statistics courses. It also serves as a valuable reference for practicing MBAs and practitioners in the fields of statistics, business, and finance.
The indispensable guide to data-powered marketing from the team behind the data management platform that helps fuel Salesforce―the #1 customer relationship management (CRM) company in the world A tectonic shift in the practice of marketing is underway. Digital technology, social media, and e-commerce have radically changed the way consumers access information, order products, and shop for services. Using the latest technologies―cloud, mobile, social, internet of things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI)―we have more data about consumers and their needs, wants, and affinities than ever before. Data Driven will show you how to: ●Target and delight your customers with unprecedented accuracy and success●Bring customers closer to your brand and inspire them to engage, purchase, and remain loyal●Capture, organize, and analyze data from every source and activate it across every channel●Create a data-powered marketing strategy that can be customized for any audience●Serve individual consumers with highly personalized interactions●Deliver better customer service for the best customer experience●Improve your products and optimize your operating systems●Use AI and IoT to predict the future direction of markets You’ll discover the three principles for building a successful data strategy and the five sources of data-driven power. You’ll see how top companies put these data-driven strategies into action: how Pandora used second- and third-hand data to learn more about its listeners; how Georgia-Pacific moved from scarcity to abundance in the data sphere; and how Dunkin’ Brands leveraged CRM data as a force multiplier for customer engagement. And if you’re wondering what the future holds, you’ll receive seven forecasts to better prepare you for what may come next. Sure to be a classic, Data Driven is a practical road map to the modern marketing landscape and a toolkit for success in the face of changes already underway and still to come.
Unique prospective on the big data analytics phenomenon for both business and IT professionals The availability of Big Data, low-cost commodity hardware and new information management and analytics software has produced a unique moment in the history of business. The convergence of these trends means that we have the capabilities required to analyze astonishing data sets quickly and cost-effectively for the first time in history. These capabilities are neither theoretical nor trivial. They represent a genuine leap forward and a clear opportunity to realize enormous gains in terms of efficiency, productivity, revenue and profitability. The Age of Big Data is here, and these are truly revolutionary times. This timely book looks at cutting-edge companies supporting an exciting new generation of business analytics. Learn more about the trends in big data and how they are impacting the business world (Risk, Marketing, Healthcare, Financial Services, etc.) Explains this new technology and how companies can use them effectively to gather the data that they need and glean critical insights Explores relevant topics such as data privacy, data visualization, unstructured data, crowd sourcing data scientists, cloud computing for big data, and much more.
Tools and techniques from the trailblazers in data-basededucation reform Over a period of several years, Amanda Datnow and Vicki Parkvisited public schools with a reputation for being ahead of thepack in data-driven decision making. The results of this pioneeringstudy reveal how education leaders can make data work for studentsand teachers, rather than against them. This book is an essential guide to meeting the challenges ofhigh-stakes accountability, building performance-based schools, andimproving student outcomes. By following the advice in this book,you’ll be able to transform data overload into adata-positive school culture. You’ll learn the differencebetween “data-driven leadership” and“data-informed leadership,” and how to use distributedleadership to inspire collaboration and guided analysis. Incorporating narrative reflections drawn from real educatorsand administrators, the authors refine their observations andinterviews into practical conclusions that leaders can put to useimmediately. This book empowers leaders to support inquiry, buildtrust in data-based initiatives, establish goals for evidence use,and provide educators with the skills they need to mobilize datafor the good of all stakeholders. “Datnow and Park’s ideas are easily accessible andgrounded in clear examples, and their seven ‘calls’about what needs to be done nail the problem and the solutions. Usethis book as your action guide and you’ll be rewarded withbetter results in student learning.” —Michael Fullan, professor emeritus,University of Toronto “Datnow and Park uncover, at last, what it means to usedata to inform leadership. Documenting the four P’s (people,policies, practices, and patterns) in schools, we learn about theorganization and dynamics of reform informed by data. A mustread!” —Ann Lieberman, senior scholar,Stanford University
The tools nonprofits need to measure the impact of their social media Having a social media measurement plan and approach can no longer be an after-thought. It is a requirement of success. As nonprofits refine their social media practice, their boards are expecting reports showing results. As funders provide dollars to support programs that include social media, they too want to see results. This book offers the tools and strategies needed for nonprofits that need reliable and measurable data from their social media efforts. Using these tools will not only improve a nonprofit?s decision making process but will produce results-driven metrics for staff and stakeholders. A hands-on resource for nonprofit professionals who must be able to accurately measure the results of their social media ventures Written by popular nonprofit blogger Beth Kanter and measurement expert Katie Delahaye Paine Filled with tools, strategies, and illustrative examples that are highly accessible for nonprofit professionals This important resource will give savvy nonprofit professionals the information needed to produce measurable results for their social media.
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As today's organizations are capturing exponentially larger amounts of data than ever, now is the time for organizations to rethink how they digest that data. Through advanced algorithms and analytics techniques, organizations can harness this data, discover hidden patterns, and use the newly acquired knowledge to achieve competitive advantages.Pre