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Free Tool Extracts Data from the LMS to Provide Better Visibility into Remote Learning

Data analytics company HelioCampus has released the LMS Explorer Kit, a free tool that allows institutions to extract and organize data from their learning management system to better inform resource planning and decision-making.

AIR Publishes Ethical Principles for Use of Data in Higher Ed

That largest of research organizations, the Association for Institutional Research, has published a statement of ethical principles to help steer the use of data for decision-making in higher education.

New Data Literacy Institute Will Help Institutions Harness Data for Student Success

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and Association for Institutional Research are teaming up for a pilot that will provide data literacy training to APLU member campuses.

U Texas Earnings Outcomes Pilot with U.S. Census Proves Useful

A pilot linking degrees with earnings that offered an alternative to get around a federal ban on student-level data collection has been deemed a step forward.

Digital Transformation: A Focus on Creativity, Not Tools

Veteran education technologist Ellen Wagner examines a point that is too often missing from discussions of "digital transformation".

4 Steps to Effective Data Use in CTE

Education and social policy research organization MDRC recently issued a 10-page brief laying out the challenges career and technical education programs face in collecting data and four steps they can take "to strengthen their own CTE data-collection and measurement activities."

Higher Ed Organizations Push Forward on Credential Transparency

Led by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and Educause, 15 national higher education organizations have signed a joint statement in support of credential data transparency.

Coding Dojo Intros Data Science Bootcamp

Coding Dojo is launching a new program at its Bellevue campus to train the next generation of data scientists and data analysts.

Visualizing Academic Risk

After years of researching the factors that impact student success, Marist College developed an open source early alert dashboard that turns interventions into a proactive, rather than reactive, process.

Texas A&M System Using Analytics and Coaching to Help Students Return to School

A new systemwide initiative at Texas A&M University is working to help "stopouts" — students who have left school without completing a degree — return to college. The institution has partnered with ReUp Education, a startup that combines advanced analytics and hands-on coaching to identify, recruit and support reentry for stopout students

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