Archive for the ‘Analytics’ Category

Dropout Rates, Student Momentum, and Course Walls: A New Tool for Distance Education Designers

This paper explores a new tool for instructional designers. By calculating and graphing the Student Momentum Indicator (M) for 196 university-level online courses and by employing the constant comparative method within the grounded theory framework, eight distinct graph shapes emerged as meaningful categories of dropout behavior. Several of the graph shapes identified Course Walls, that […]

Southern New Hampshire University Selects D2L’s Brightspace as Its New Learning Management System

SNHU will implement Brightspace to modernize and personalize learning and provide a better student experience

Oklahoma City Community College and Blackboard Partner to Drive Student Success Through Predictive Analytics

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3, 2017 — Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) and Blackboard Inc. today announced an expansion of their 10-year partnership. This new phase of collaboration is designed to close achievement gaps and increase the number of students who complete a certificate or degree. Beginning in Spring 2018, the college will implement Blackboard Predict, […]

Adobe Transforms Personalization With Artificial Intelligence

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today’s most successful brands already use data science to personalize experiences and address customer needs. Brands are increasingly building internal statistical models and algorithms to tailor experiences and yet most are not fully leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) technology. Adobe

Going All In on Personalized Learning

National University is working to create a personalized education platform that combines three of the buzziest innovations in higher education — adaptive learning, competency-based learning and predictive analytics for student retention. Inside Higher Ed

Linking Data to Decision-Making

Five information technology leaders explain how they use metrics to measure the impact of IT projects or cost-justify new investments. Campus Technology 

Download Report: The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

Predictive analytics–using massive amounts of historical data to predict future events–is a practice that’s making it easier and faster for colleges to decide which students to enroll and how to get them to graduation. But using data in this way may make decision-making processes harder, not easier. That’s because predictive analytics can aid in discriminatory […]

The RISE Framework: Using Learning Analytics to Automatically Identify Open Educational Resources for Continuous Improvement

The RISE (Resource Inspection, Selection, and Enhancement) Framework is a framework supporting the continuous improvement of open educational resources (OER).  The framework is an automated process that identifies learning resources that should be evaluated and either eliminated or improved.  This is particularly useful in OER contexts where the copyright permissions of resources allow for remixing, […]

Big data and learning analytics: Singular or plural?

Recent critiques of both the uses of and discourse surrounding big data have raised important questions as to the extent to which big data and big data techniques should be embraced. However, while the context-dependence of data has been recognized, there remains a tendency among social theorists and other commentators to treat certain aspects of […]

Colorado State U and McGraw-Hill Education Launch Learning Analytics Research Project

A new research initiative from McGraw-Hill Education and Colorado State University is exploring the use of learning analytics to boost retention. The collaboration represents the first academic research project undertaken by the recently created McGraw-Hill Education Learning Science Council, a group of education experts and McGraw-Hill researchers focused on learning analytics, learning algorithms, learning quality […]