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Analytics and Big Data


Digital Learning Challenge Finalists Competing for $1M Prize

XPRIZE, an organization that operates competitions to "solve humanity's grand challenges," has announced three Digital Learning Challenge finalists that are using AI methods, big data, and machine learning to better study educational outcomes.

Breaking Down Data Silos to Create a Comprehensive View of the Student

Mass personalization through data is key to innovation in higher education, according to Anthology Chairman and CEO Jim Milton. Here's how the company is moving forward after last year's Blackboard merger to enable data-informed decisions across the university.

At ASU Online, Empathy Is the Foundation of Student Success

At Arizona State University Online, student success coaches cultivate deep relationships with students as individuals, get to know their unique life experiences and challenges, and leverage data to better understand the multitude of factors that can impact retention. We spoke with Nicolette Miller, senior director of student success initiatives, about her team’s student-centered approach and what institutions should be doing to help students reach the finish line of their education.

Report: Overreliance on Aggregrated Student Data Contributes to Equity Barriers

When institutions rely on aggregated data to develop practices and policies for all "underrepresented" or "disadvantaged" students, equity suffers, according to a new report from Every Learner Everywhere (ELE).

The Revolution in Higher Education Will Be Led Through Data

It's one thing to talk about innovation, but another thing to actually make it happen. Driving actual change is all about timing — having the right idea at the right moment, according to Phil Komarny, chief innovation officer at an institution known for innovation: Maryville University. And that moment is now: Komarny sees COVID as a catalyst for utilizing data to revolutionize higher education and the student experience.

4 Institutional Effectiveness Indicators to Watch

Is your college or university on track to achieve its strategic goals? Taking the pulse of these four areas can identify problems that need attention or successes moving the institution forward.

New Liaison Product Helps Institutions Target Outreach to Adult Learners

Liaison International, provider of technology and services for recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student success, has released Intelligent Names, a new analytics platform geared toward identifying and re-engaging adult learners.

5 Institutions Building Data Literacy to Support Student Success

A new cohort of higher education institutions is delving into the use of data to improve retention and completion through the Data Literacy Institute, a program developed by the Association for Institutional Research and offered by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities as part of its Powered by Publics initiative.

6 Technologies and Practices Impacting the Future of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed

The time is ripe for higher education leaders to plan for data and analytics technology solutions and practices that will position their institutions for success, according to a new report from Educause.

3 Tech Challenges Impeding the Use of Data and Analytics in Higher Ed

Educause has released the inaugural Data and Analytics Edition of its Horizon Report, expanding the annual analysis of the trends, technologies and practices impacting higher education into "an emerging area of practice that is driving institutional decision-making and strategic planning for the future."