While predictive analytics can help students succeed, we must not lose sight of the fact that college is also a time of exploration and self-discovery.
The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies. Its research includes scaling factors for learner analytics, the portability of predictive models among different types of academic institutions, and intervention strategies that leverage Open Educational Resources. Marist College, the lead institution on the grant, has partnered with two community colleges and two HBCUs to accomplish OAAI goals.
South Carolina's Coker College has selected a new learning management system as part of an effort to improve enrollment and retention.
In the second installment of a two-part series, CT examines how pioneering schools--either alone or in consortia--are mining Big Data in hopes of uncovering the ultimate riches: improved student learning and performance.
Open source service provider Unicon has started providing service and support for the Jasig student retention system, known as Student Success Plan.
Higher One has revealed a new data analytics tool designed to provide higher education administrators insight into instructional effectiveness and student progress.
Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) is centralizing its critical student services and implementing predictive analytics software with the goal of improving student performance and achievement.
At Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, the CRM system utilizes digital media to tailor communications to individual preferences.
A law school at an Indiana university has just released a mobile app specifically to help its students get through the arduous steps of earning their degrees and planning their careers.
Ivy Tech Community College will integrate an enterprise student success system with its existing learning management system, student information system, and degree-audit system in an effort to foster student success systemwide.