Lane Community College integrated its lighting and event-scheduling systems, creating a new source of revenue and an approach to solving other facilities-scheduling challenges on campus.
In 2011, Marist launched the Open Academic Analytics Initiative, supported initially by an Educause Next Generation Learning Challenges grant (funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) and now maintained and furthered by the college. OAAI's main goal is to research the "portability" of predictive models, to create tools and resources that are applicable in diverse educational environments.
SpaceScout allows any student with an iOS device or access to a web browser to search for campus study spaces by location on a map or by selecting type of space, capacity, hours available, whether or not the space is reservable, location, noise level, technology resources (e.g., projector), and proximity to food or coffee.
Recognizing the need to put sophisticated career-planning tools directly in the hands of students, parents, and advisers, Mathews and his team created the Education and Career Positioning System, a suite of tools that analyzes learning records, personal traits, and individual abilities to help students choose potential education and career directions.
The Research Network allows people to find other individuals on campus studying similar topics and form their own groups to collaborate around specific subjects.
Building on the university's existing business intelligence and data analytics systems, CSU San Marcos forged a strategic class scheduling process that helps ensure degree-seeking students have access to the courses they need while producing new efficiencies to safeguard the university's shrinking budgets.
At a time when many universities are still trying to determine where they fit in the MOOC landscape, San Jose State University (CA) had the vision to become the first university to combine MOOC content with college credit.
Liberty U's Dissertation Portal provides Ph.D. candidates with an individual secure site to post their progress and collaborate with peers.
The conversion from printed instructional content to digital content is inevitable. Just as the music industry progressed from vinyl to tape to CD and now to digital formats, so progresses the instructional content industry. With any change comes some level of resistance, doubt, and barriers to progress. The conversion from printed to digital content is no exception. Here, we'll propose initiatives to overcome these barriers.
How two institutions are using big data and analytics to shape the student experience.