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Big Data Analytics: Opportunities, Challenges, and the Future

Griffith University via FutureLearn


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In the information age, we value the people who can understand the data

Big data analytics helps us to understand the huge volume of information our world now generates. We can use analytics to uncover hidden patterns, predict trends, gauge customer opinions and so much more.

On this course, developed by Professor Bela Stantic and Griffith University’s Big Data and Smart Analytics Lab, you’ll learn how to evaluate data from different sources, and how big data is being used in various industries to solve problems and shape our future.

You’ll also consider the challenges that arise from big data analytics, and, ultimately, how all this impacts your life.

This course would suit anyone interested in learning about the fast-growing field of big data, including those considering a career in the industry. It may be of particular use to social media users, or those interested in seeing how big data may affect their particular industry.


  • Big data analytics, what’s it all about?
    • Let's get started
    • Introducing big data
    • The data analytics cycle
    • Big data in social media
    • Weekly wrap
  • Applications of big data analytics
    • Environmental data analytics
    • Big data analytics in sports
    • Health, medicine and data analytics
    • Big data analytics, business and consumers
    • Course wrap up

Taught by

Sebastian B


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