Using Big Data Ethically

Train your employees and ensure ethical use of big data at your organisation

Key Learning Points:

  • Ways we can define and think of big data
  • Why we should be aware of our use of big data
  • Putting measures in place to protect any data used
  • Respecting data privacy and data security laws
  • Questions to ask before using big data
Using Big Data Ethically
Using Big Data Ethically
Using Big Data Ethically
Using Big Data Ethically
Using Big Data Ethically
Using Big Data Ethically
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Course Overview

This online training course on big data enables organisations to empower their employees on using big data ethically, obeying the principles of transparency, respecting the law, ensuring fairness and protecting data integrity. Overall, the course outlines the three elements that contribute to the amount of data gathered by the Internet of Things (IoT); Volume, variety, and velocity.

This course is set in our Take 5 microlearning format and contains a single module. Learners will look at what is meant by big data and what are the implications for organisations to use big data ethically. The course is designed to raise awareness and enable learners to become aware of the risks and the steps to take to use big data ethically.

Course Details

  • Course duration: 5 minutes
  • Available for translation

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  • Short online microlearning
  • Certificate on completion
  • Course can be tailored using Adapt Authoring Tool
  • Course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements
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The Assessment

This microlearning course on using big data ethically contains a series of questions to diagnose if the learner's organisation is processing big data ethically.

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Number of Learners Cost (per year)
1 - 10 29 / per learner
11 - 20 25 / per learner
21 - 50 20 / per learner
51 - 100 15 / per learner
101 - 150 10 / per learner
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If you buy all the Compliance, Health & Safety or Performance Training in a complete bundle, all features come as standard, no matter the size of your organisation!

Number of Learners Cost (per year)
50 - 100 30 / per learner
101 - 200 25 / per learner
201 - 300 21 / per learner
301 - 400 18 / per learner
401 - 500 15 / per learner
501 - 750 12.50 / per learner
751 - 1000 10 / per learner
1001 - 2500 8 / per learner
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5000 - 10,000 5 / per learner
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What is Big Data

Big data is generally defined as the large volumes of data generated from a number of data sources. In business context, big data often relates to business data and information that can be captured and analysed more accurately to represent deep and relevant business insight. The sheer amount of data gathered by the internet of things is a result of three elements, known as the three V's: volume, variety and velocity. With so much data available to analyse it is imperative that organisations and their employees understand how to use it ethically.

What is Big Data


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What are the main sources of Big Data?
Broadly speaking, big data is used to describe the large amounts of data that are generated by organizations in today’s business environment. Large chunk of data comes from three main sources: transactional data, machine data and social data. Between these, data is generated internally through data directly input into business systems and externally through data which needs to be imported within the systems.
Why is Big Data important?
Big data can deliver real business value through its volume, velocity and variety. Simply put, Big Data helps organisations work with their data efficiently and help identify opportunities. The power of Big Data lies in its ability to be analysed for generating insights, helping make key business decisions and take actions which boost business profitability.
What are the main risks associated with Big Data?
When data is collected in huge volumes at such a rapid pace, the first concern is data storage and whether existing systems can cope with retention. The other risk is data privacy. When collecting sensitive, personal customer data, businesses must consider the risks of data breaches and compliance with data protection regulation.

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