This is the final video in a series on databases. In this video, Mr. Ford discusses issues of data mining and security. Specifically, Mr. Ford discusses:
1. data warehouses and provides Amazon as an example,
2. data mining by discussing the positive and negative aspects,
3. big data by providing statistics to identify how much data we are storing and how big data tries to make sense of all the information,
4. Ethical concerns
Type of Material:
Would be useful for a class targeting uses of data, including the ethics surrounding data mining and big data.
As this is a high level overview, this video would be appropriate in discussions on introduction to information technology or a computer literacy course.
A fast internet connection (for video streaming) and a web browser.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
Learning a variety of database-related topics, learning what data warehousing is, learning what data mining entails, and learning what the term "big data" means.
Target Student Population:
The student population would be very early beginners, either high school or university level. However those students would be new to the topic of information technology or computer literacy.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
As this is the final video in Mr. Ford's database series, it would be good for students to have completed the previous videos in this series. However, the basic concepts of data mining, data warehouses, and big data are easily explained at a level where no prerequisites would be required.
Student should have a general understanding of what a database is and how a database is fundamentally used.
As with all of Mr. Ford's videos, his production quality is excellent.
The strengths of this video are in the examples he provides which include quotes from leading technologists as well as statistics and research.
Topics are clearly presented, the narrative adds a great deal of detail, and the topics are delivered in such a manner that they'd be good for generating discussion after the video is watched.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
Very effective at adding to the student's knowledgeability about a variety of current database usage, such as Amazon's use of databasing technology, how Google uses databasing, how big data can contribute to a broad range of research, and some of the ethical concerns related to all of these uses.
As this is very high level, students may want more information.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
As this is a YouTube video, the material is very easy to use.
Other Issues and Comments:
Although there are some additional resources presented at the end, it might be good to look at additional resources that could help a student learn more about data mining, data warehousing, and big data.
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