1st Edition

Digital Analytics Applications for Sustainable Training and Education

Edited By Kiran Sood, Prateek Kalia, Simon Grima, Aryan Chaudhary Copyright 2025
    520 Pages 11 Color & 73 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    Emerging educational technologies and innovative practices are and can be used to address core global educational challenges, spanning from rethinking and transforming learning environments across educational contexts to effectively cultivating students’ competencies for the innovative digital society of the future. This new volume showcases how digital analytics (DA) is one of these emerging new trends that uses new technologies to measure, collect, analyze, and report on data about learners and their contexts and to understand and optimize learning and learning environments.

    The book looks at digital technologies as a means to foster sustainable educational innovations for improving the teaching, learning, and assessment from K-12 to higher education. Such technological tools for quantitative and qualitative data analysis and data mining techniques as artificial intelligence, deep learning, cloud computing, big data, machine learning are discussed in the context of educational digital analytics. This book traces the links to descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics to assess, evaluate, record, predict, and prescribe issues related to student progress, participation, performance, personalization, and empowerment in academic and curricular activities.

    Taking into serious consideration the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all,” the chapter authors explore a plethora of important themes, such as

    • the benefits of digitization of education
    • the role of digitalization in education and training in inclusive learning
    • edtech digital platforms to support digitalization in education
    • assessing student engagement, students’ learning abilities and challenges, and student performance
    • educational institutions’ evaluation of employee job satisfaction levels
    • the role of social media in the digitization of education, as well as a disruptor
    • e-mentorship in education
    • employing digital education for citizenship education
    • and much more

    Taking a holistic approach in the teaching and implementation of data tools from both micro and macro perspectives, Digital Analytics Applications for Sustainable Training and Education will be valuable to academic researchers, faculty and advanced students, educational administrators and policymakers, and others involved in the important field of education.

    Foreword by John Paul Broussard, PhD

    SECTION I: DIGITALIZATION MEETS SUSTAINABILITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

    1. Digitalization as a Driver for Sustainability in Training and Education

    Fazeelath Tabassum, Nitu Ghosh, and Suganya Subramaniyam

     

    2. Digitization of Education: Growth Signs for the Edtech Ecosystem

    Jyoti Verma

     

    3. Digitalization as a Driver for Sustainability? What Digitalization in Universities Means for Sustainable Development of Education: A Romanian Experience

    Marieta Safta and Cristina Titirisca

     

    4. Student Engagement in the Digital Learning Milieu

    Bhavana Behal and Prateek Kalia

     

    5. Digital Transformation: A Path Towards Sustainability in Higher Education

    Ramya.U., Varalakshmi Subramani, Pushpa A., and Maria Boaler

     

    SECTION II: SOCIAL NETWORK ANALYSIS IN DEVELOPING TRAINING GOALS AND HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS

    6. Social Media and the Digital Educational Revolution: Assessing the Bright and Dark Sides

    Abel Ebiega Enokela

     

    7. A Bibliometric Study of Organizational Commitment and Job Satisfaction in the Education Sector

    Mohammad Qais Rezvani, Nirmala Chaudhary, and Ragif Huseynov

     

    8. Digital Analytics for Maximizing Effectiveness of Research, Training, and Development

    Kumar Shalender, Babita Singla, and Sandhir Sharma

     

    9. Social Network Analysis of Students

    Keshav Kaushik

     

    SECTION III: DATA ALIGNMENT FOR THE UNITED NATION’S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 4 (SDG 4): QUALITY EDUCATION FOR LEARNING OUTCOMES

    10. Is Sustainable Education the Key for Economic Growth? The Case of Europe

    Simona Andreea Apostu

     

    11. Re-Engineering Education and Training: Fostering Digitalization for Sustainability

    Kirandeep Kaur, Jasmandeep Kaur, and Ramanjeet Singh

     

    12. A Study on the Role of Digital Education in Developing Students’ Competencies for Sustainability

    Kavya J., Vishruth Vidyadhar Prasad, and Nitu Ghosh

     

    13. Digital Analytics Applications for Sustainable Training and Education

    Sugandha Agarwal and Deepa Gupta

     

    14. The Use of Innovative Pedagogies in Attaining United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal Four (4): Quality Education for Learning Outcomes in Emerging Markets

    Awini Gideon, Kobby Mensah, Mohammed Majeed, Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, and Stephen Mahama Braimah

     

    SECTION IV: DIGITAL TOOL USE AND SELF-REGULATED STRATEGIES IN BILINGUAL ONLINE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

    15. A Learning Conceptual Framework for E-STEM Education in the Digital Era

    Lokesh Jasrai and Prabhjeet Kaur

     

    16. Can Artificial Intelligence Replace Teachers?

    Balpreet Singh

     

    17. Exploring the Initiatives Introduced by the Government of India in Creating an Inclusive Environment for E-Mentorship

    Minakshi Thaman and Gursimran Kaur

     

    18. The Impact of the Student-Centered Learning Approach for Dentistry Students’ Oral Academic Presentations

    Pervaiz Yaseeni, Simon Grima, Yusuf Murat Kizilkaya, and Kiran Sood

     

    19. Analysis and Prediction of the Usage of Screen Time to Surmount COVID-19 Using Deep Learning

    Aparna Mohan, Maheswari R., and S. Sheeba Rani

     

    SECTION V: DIGITALIZATION AS A DRIVER FOR SUSTAINABILITY

    20. Integrating Digital Citizenship Education in the Contemporary Educational Ecosystem

    Kamakshi Malik

     

    21. Advancement in Physical Education Teaching and Assessment Based on Human-Computer Interaction with Deep Learning

    J. Antony Vijay and B. Gomathi

     

    22. Contribution of the MSMEs (Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises) Sector Towards Social Responsibility and Sustainability: A Study of the Sports Goods Industry

    Divya Mahajan

     

    23. Deepening Knowledge of Digitalization and Sustainability of Education: An Overview of Challenges and Solutions

    Gursimranjit Singh, Amanjot Singh Syan, Sonia Chawla, Shabnam Gulati, and Shamily Jaggi

     

    24. Educational Development in Nigeria: Does External Financing Matter?

    Noah Oluwashina Afees and Oladipo Olalekan David

     

    25. The Challenges of Digital Transformation in Education: The Emerging Market Perspective

    Awini Gideon, Agyei Martin, Mohammed Majeed, Seidu Alhassan, and Azumah Karim

     

    26. Practical Guide to Downloading Academic Research Papers for Beginners

    Mehnaz Manzoo and Shivani Dhand

    Biography

    Kiran Sood, PhD, is affiliated with the Chitkara Business School at Chitkara University, Punjab, India. Before joining Chitkara University in July 2019, Dr. Sood served at other organizations for a total experience of 18 years. She has published articles in journals and presented papers at international conferences. She has served as an editor for several refereed journals, particularly the International Journal of BioSciences and Technology, International Journal of Research Culture Society, and The Journal of Corporate Governance, Insurance, and Risk Management. Her research mainly focuses on regulations, marketing and finance in insurance, insurance management, and economics and management of innovation in insurance. She has edited more than ten books with international publishers, such as Emerald, CRC, Taylor & Francis, Apple Academic Press, Wiley-Scrivener, IET, River Publishers, and IEEE. She received her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in commerce from Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. She earned her Master of Philosophy degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce with a concentration on Product Portfolio Performance of General Insurance Companies from Panjabi University, Patiala, India.

    Prateek Kalia, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Corporate Economy, Faculty of Economics and Administration, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic. He has vast experience of twenty years in corporate, government administration and academics, including a three-year postdoctoral position at Masaryk University. He has also worked as Director and Professor at a leading university in North India. He is a specialist in the field of management with a keen interest in digital analytics, electronic commerce, e-service quality, and consumer behavior. His articles are published in leading international journals like the International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Innovation & Knowledge, European Management Journal, etc. He is a reviewer for various A-category journals. He has presented his work at several national and international conferences and received awards and accolades. He is very well known for his novel smartphone user classification metrics called Cellulographics and holds a copyright for it. He is a recipient of the prestigious Dean‘s award for excellent publication at Masaryk University.

    Simon Grima, PhD, is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accountancy and Associate Professor and Head of the Insurance and Risk Management Department at the University of Malta, Msida, Malta. He coordinates the MA and MSc Insurance and Risk Management degrees and the undergraduate degree program in Insurance. He is also a Professor at the University of Latvia, Faculty of Business, Management and Economics and a visiting Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy. He served as the President of the Malta Association of Risk Management and President of the Malta Association of Compliance Officers. In addition, he is chairman of the Scientific Education Committee of the Public Risk Management Organization. His research focuses on governance, regulations, and internal controls. He has over 35 years of varied experience in financial services, academia, and public entities. He has acted as co-chair and is a member of the scientific program committees at several international conferences. He is also a chief editor, editor, and review editor of several journals and book series. He has been awarded outstanding reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance Emerald Literati Awards in 2017 and 2022. Professor Grima acts as an independent director for financial services firms; sits on risk, compliance, procurement, investment, and audit committees; and carries out duties as a compliance officer, internal auditor, and risk manager.

    Aryan Chaudhary is the Chief Scientific Advisor at BioTech Sphere Research, India. He continues to make groundbreaking contributions to the industry. Having served as the Research Head at Nijji HealthCare Pvt Ltd, he has demonstrated his expertise in leveraging revolutionary technologies such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, IoT, cognitive technology, and blockchain to revolutionize the healthcare landscape. His relentless pursuit of excellence and innovation has earned him recognition as a thought leader in the industry. His dedication to advancing healthcare is evident through his vast body of work. He has authored several influential academic papers on public health and digital health, published in prestigious international journals. His research primarily focuses on integrating IoT and sensor technology for efficient data collection through one-time and ambulatory monitoring. As a testament to his expertise and leadership, he is not only a keynote speaker at numerous international and national conferences but also serves as a series editor of a CRC book series and is the editor of several books on biomedical science. His commitment to the advancement of scientific knowledge extends further, as he acts as a guest editor for special issues in renowned journals. Recognized for his significant contributions, he has received prestigious accolades, including the “Most Inspiring Young Leader in Healthtech Space 2022” by Business Connect and the title of the best project leader at Global Education and Corporate Leadership. Moreover, he holds senior memberships in various international science associations, reflecting his influence and impact in the field. Adding to his accomplishments, Aryan Chaudhary is currently serving as a guest editor for a special issue in the highly regarded Journal: EAI Endorsed Transactions on AI and Robotics, and he has joined the editorial board of Biomedical Science and Clinical Research (BSCR). Additionally, he is a respected professional member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

    “In an age of daily data generation approaching multiple petabyte size, the world really is drowning in information. Analyzing that data requires basic, intermediate, and advanced training that encompasses multiple stakeholders, e.g., students, teachers, consumers, regulators, investors, etc. There are many texts on data analytics, but this book takes a holistic approach in the teaching and implementation of data tools from both micro and macro perspectives. The idea that one needs to know only a single angle in this sea of data is unsustainable. One must take a broad view from multiple angles to attempt sustainability with data’s training, use, and governance. This book breaks ground in this arena and sets the stage for a new view on how we approach analytics. It is a must read.”

    —From the Foreword by John Paul Broussard, PhD, CFA, FRM, PRM, Professor and Director of Online MSF Program, University of Oklahoma, USA