Non-GCSE – Lesson 3 – Big data

Curriculum KS4 Unit Lesson

In this lesson, learners will be introduced to the concept of big data and learn how it is used and why. They will be tasked with identifying what data they create online is of interest to organisations that analyse big data and determining how it could be used. Through a classroom debate, learners will share their thoughts on the ethics of big data use and develop an opinion on the role it should play in society.

Learning objectives

  • Define the terms ‘big data’ and ‘data analytics’
  • Investigate the stakeholders who use big data and why
  • Explain how data is collected on and how it is used
  • Discuss the ethics of big data use

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