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University of Phoenix Opens Center for Learning Analytics Research

A new University of Phoenix research center will focus on "elevating educational offerings in the digital age through better understanding of teaching and learning through technology." Opened in the School of Advanced Studies, the Center for Learning Analytics Research will create a community of scholars to investigate how academic technologies and data inform student success — and in particular how adult students learn in primarily online environments.    

"University of Phoenix pioneered online education, and that is why we are committed to conducting research that will inform our instructional and curricular approaches to improve student outcomes and advance the online teaching and learning process," said Hinrich Eylers, executive dean for the University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies, in a press release. "The aim of this research center is clear; we are taking a smart, data-driven approach to improving higher education."

"Leveraging learning analytics provides an opportunity to better understand how students learn and to identify critical elements to effective teaching," commented Scott Burrus, research chair for the Center for Learning Analytics Research. "Learning analytics can be applied to every level of a university, and increases our ability at University of Phoenix to deliver a more personalized, practical and applied instruction that maximizes and supports meaningful learning."

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