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Analytics and Big Data


HelioCampus Acquires Higher Ed Benchmarking Consortium

Data analytics company HelioCampus has acquired ABC Insights, a higher education benchmarking consortium focused on administrative spend and financial decision-making.

Emerson College Expands 2U Partnership with New Data Analytics Boot Camp

Emerson College has launched an online Data Analytics Boot Camp geared toward adult learners and working professionals.

Microsoft Teams Adds New Data Insights for Education

Microsoft is expanding the features of the Education Insights app in its Teams collaboration platform.

U of Illinois Giving Students Hands-on Experience with COVID-19 Public Health Data Analysis

The University of Illinois Center for Health Informatics recently collaborated with the World Health Organization/Pan-American Health Organization to create an experiential learning program for students.

Blackboard Expands Data Platform, Launches Retention Solution

Blackboard has introduced new capabilities in its Blackboard Data Platform, allowing users to access reports on learning tool usage across their institution. In a separate announcement, Blackboard also introduced Blackboard Retention Coaching Powered by Predictive Data, a student retention solution that combines predictive analytics from Blackboard Predict with personalized student success coaching.

Campus Management, Campus Labs, iModules Merge to Form New Company

Education technology companies Campus Management, Campus Labs and iModules are combining to form a new company, dubbed Anthology.

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.