Analytics and Big Data


Finding the Data that Makes a Difference

Southern Connecticut State University has spent 10-plus years homing in on factors that really contribute to student success — and how best to help keep students on track.

U Conn Students Work Hands-on with Data Analytics and IoT Through Aquaponics Project

With more employers looking for specialized skill sets, the University of Connecticut's Operations and Information Management Innovate initiative is working to give students real-life experience with 3D printing, internet of things, virtual reality and microcontrollers. In 2018, the program started to work with the university's Spring Valley Student Farm to deploy sensors and data analytics to help monitor real-time conditions in its aquaponics greenhouse.

Supporting Digital Transformation in Education: A Model for Statewide and Regional Networks

Samuel Conn, president and CEO of NJEdge talks about his organization's priority of fostering "excellence in education through the effective use of technology".

CMU, Oxford Research to Explore AI and Advanced Analytics

Two universities will be working with international digital media intelligence firm Meltwater on artificial intelligence research. Both Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Oxford have announced projects that use the company's AI platform. Fairhair.ai, as it's called, provides tools for building AI models and doing advanced analytics.

Data Analytics and Student Advising: Creating a Culture Shift on Campus

By nature, an initiative that employs data analytics for student advising is built on the latest technology. But for Syracuse University, technology is always looked upon as a path to a solution; not a driver of change in itself. Find out why understanding campus culture is central to the university's "Orange SUccess" initiative.

Combining Data from Multiple Digital Learning Tools Produces Better Predictions

A study undertaken jointly by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and education technology companies Blackboard and VitalSource found that early activity with digital tools is a "strong predictor" of passing a class — even more so than the grade point average a student enters the class with.

Hobsons Upgrades Starfish Analytics with New Reporting Tools

Hobsons has introduced a number of enhancements to its Starfish Analytics product aimed at better understanding barriers to student achievement.

The Rocky Road of Using Data to Drive Student Success

The California State University system has hit its share of potholes as it tests predictive analytics to forecast student performance in high-failure-rate courses. Here are its lessons learned.

Columbia U Opens Research Center Devoted to Blockchain Tech

A new center at Columbia University will focus on research and innovation in blockchain technology. The institution partnered with IBM to create the Columbia-IBM Center for Blockchain and Data Transparency, which will "combine cross-disciplinary teams from the academic, scientific, business and government communities to explore key issues related to the policy, trust, sharing and consumption of digital data when using blockchain and other privacy-preserving technologies," according to a news announcement.

Unizin Adds Student Writing Data to its Data Platform for a Clearer Portrait of Learner Success

Unizin's Data Platform has a new dimension for analyzing student success: data on the reading and writing process. The consortium of 25 U.S. universities partnered with Turnitin to "give college and university instructors better data about how students write and revise their work," according to a news announcement.

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