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Developing Strategies for Implementing Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Developing Strategies for Implementing Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In their discussions over the past year, the EDUCAUSE IT Issues Panel touched several times on the issue of analytics and strategies on how best to implement analytics in higher education. Discussions ranged from implementing analytics to improve core administrative and business functions to how best to implement analytics in a predictive sense to ensure student success in academic programs.

 

In answering five questions, the following IT Issues panelists provided their thoughts on how analytics can improve higher education and how best to implement analytics:

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Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action -- Campus Technology

Innovation: Moving Analytics to Action -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The real challenge for learner analytics now is to move analytics to action, says Russ Little, PAR's new Chief Innovation Officer.
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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

In a paper published this spring, the CSAIL team outlined some key findings on what online learners want from videos. These include:


Brevity (viewers generally tune out after six minutes)


Informality, with professors seated at a desk, not standing behind a podium


Lively visuals rather than static PowerPoint slides


Fast talkers (professors seen as the most engaging spoke at 254 words per minute)


More pauses, so viewers can soak in complex diagrams


Web-friendly lessons (existing videos broken into shorter chunks are less effective than ones crafted for online audiences)

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Stephen Bright's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:06 PM

Analysis from MIT about the features of online videos used in MOOCs that online learners prefer. Interesting analysis for MOOCs but these features could be applied to videos used in any implementation of blended learning.

 

Also shows that the slick, production theatre videos with a highly professional look may not be the ones that students prefer to watch.

Nigel Robertson 's curator insight, July 31, 2014 8:04 AM
What we already knew and any academic should intrinsically understand this if they are in tune with the people they teach,
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12 Essentials of Prescriptive Analytics for Student Success -- Campus Technology

12 Essentials of Prescriptive Analytics for Student Success -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's CIO is pursuing a track that marries institutional data, predictions and business rules to create prescriptions for student and campus success. Here are his 12 best practices for prescriptive analytics.
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Collecting data on students: is it useful to know which books they've read?

Collecting data on students: is it useful to know which books they've read? | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Universities can gain valuable information by tracking students' behaviour online, but they must be careful not to misuse it
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Designing for Learning's curator insight, June 18, 2014 2:16 AM

Student analytics is here to stay!


According to this article, analytics can be used effectively to identify top resources, improve the student experience and underpin success at university.

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Turning Learning Measurement Issues into Successful Analytics

Turning Learning Measurement Issues into Successful Analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Did you know that 86% of organizations are focused on reporting, but only 15% of HR functions have strong analytics capabilities? This leads to a disconnect between Learning and Development (L&D) and Corporate within organizations.

Via Vladimir Kukharenko, Luciana Viter
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University to use web data to retain students

University to use web data to retain students | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
QUT is looking to tap the power of analytics with a plan to mine data from multiple systems including massively open online courses.
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Pushing the MOOC envelope with Learning Analytics

How can Learning Analytics be used to bring about the true revolution traditionally assumed for MOOCs? With audiences in the thousands of users, the key is mass
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Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides, and Quality Assurance -- Campus Technology

Thinking Beyond Project Completion: Analytics, Online Course Guides, and Quality Assurance -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Using quality assurance metrics to sustain the American Public University System’s online course guides project.
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Analytics: Changing the Conversation (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Analytics: Changing the Conversation (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

We live in an information culture. We are accustomed to having information instantly available and accessible, along with feedback and recommendations. We want to know what people think and like (or dislike). We want to know how we compare with "others like me." Just as analytics powers Amazon.com, Netflix, TheRestaurantFinder.com, and Yelp, it can support tools for student empowerment.

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Learning Analytics and Knowledge | Canvas Network

Learning Analytics and Knowledge | Canvas Network | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

"This course will provide a generally non-technical introduction to learning analytics and how they are being deployed in various contexts in the education field. Additionally, the tools and methods, ethics and privacy, and systemic impact of analytics will be explored, presenting a broad overview of the current state and possible future directions of the field.

 

Capturing and analyzing data has changed how decisions are made and resources are allocated in the fields of business, journalism, government, military, and intelligence. Through better use of data, leaders are able to plan and enact strategies with greater clarity and confidence. Data is a value point that drives increased organizational efficiency and a competitive advantage. Analytics provide new insight and actionable intelligence. Companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Google, and Amazon are investing heavily in technologies and techniques to help individuals and organizations make sense of and unlock the value within big data..."


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Learning Analytics: The Next Generation Initiative in Student Assessment

Learning Analytics: The Next Generation Initiative in Student Assessment | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
There is probably no segment of activity in the education world attracting as much attention at present as that of knowledge management in terms of learning analytics. Learning analytics as defined...
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2012 Sensemaking Analytics by George Siemens

Presentation to EDUCAUSE online session on learning analytics...and Sensemaking...


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Toward a new approach to the evaluation of a digital curriculum using learning analytics

Understanding how an educational intervention is implemented is essential to evaluating its effectiveness. With the increased use of digital tools in classrooms, however, traditional methods of measuring implementation fall short. Fortunately, there
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Future Slant: Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu

Future Slant: Analytics | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Analytics is the use of data, statistical analysis, and explanatory and predictive models to gain insights and to act on complex issues. Analytics has already transformed other sectors. In “10 Predictions for What the CIO Role Will Look Like in 2020,” John Brandon quotes CIO Oliver T. Bussmann:  “[CIOs need] to earn a place in the C-suite by looking into the future of where the business is going, and determining the right technology roadmap to enable new business models, to improve margin, or otherwise give their company a leg up on the competition. In many cases this will mean leveraging in-memory computing and analytics to react to and capitalize on trends in real-time.”

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Big Data Comes To College

Big Data Comes To College | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
When students at Purdue University are reading their homework assignments, sometimes the assignments are reading them too. A software program called
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Ethical Discourse: Guiding the Future of Learning Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

Ethical Discourse: Guiding the Future of Learning Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

Learning analytics holds increasing potential for student agency and autonomy, highlighting a need for ethical discourse at all levels of higher education institutions. Topics central to this dialogue include student awareness of analytics, the future of algorithms and learning analytics, and the redefinition of failure.

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Learning analytics don't just measure students' progress – they can shape it

Learning analytics don't just measure students' progress – they can shape it | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
From online forum debates to predictive essay writing software, data showing how students learn can help universities adapt their teaching
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Analytics at Scale -- Campus Technology

Analytics at Scale -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
MOOCs should be the Holy Grail of student data, but they aren't there yet.

 

One of the great promises of massive open online courses, besides making education more accessible for more students, is the treasure trove of student data collected on a grand scale.

 

Large amounts of data are exactly what higher education needs to stay relevant in this era of disruptive change, as Arizona State University's Adrian Sannier pointed out in his keynote at last year's Campus Technology annual conference. The only way to make sure colleges and universities are continually boosting student success, he said, is evidence-based pedagogy. And that requires scale: "You can't take evidence one class at a time, one person at a time — it takes too long, you don't get a broad enough sample…. I'm not sure you can do it at a university, at a single institution. You may not have enough scale, you may not have enough size."

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Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs

Learning analytics at Stanford takes huge leap forward with MOOCs | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Stanford's Lytics Lab gathers data from massive open online courses to learn more about how we learn. The group studies student behavior to measure interaction and performance.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Marci Segal, MS's comment, April 13, 2013 10:56 AM
Good to have a peek inside - thanks!
Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, April 13, 2013 10:57 AM

Good to have a peek inside what's going on, eh?  Ready to take the plunge?

Daniel Tan's curator insight, July 4, 2014 9:42 PM

The greatest contribution of  MOOCs to education will not be the  demographic  and geograhic reach it claims to provide, but the disruption it creates on the limitations and previous beliefs of the instructivist pedagogy model. Data and learning analytics will document how the student, and more specifically,  how the brain learns.  The truism that "(s)he who speaks the most learn the most" will be based on data Collected and analyzed.  For now, we content that in teaching a class, that teacher has  learned the most. :)

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How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic

How Learning Analytics Are Being Used In HIGHER ED - Edudemic | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Horizon Report showcases a number of different examples of institutions that are using learning analytics in different ways.

Via L. García Aretio, Linda Alexander
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 19, 2013 10:30 AM

Extremely interesting research being conducted, especially at Stanford and a few other universities...

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How Can Data Mining & Analytics Enhance Education?

How Can Data Mining & Analytics Enhance Education? | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
via http://collegestats.org/articles/2013/01/how-can-data-mining-analytics-enhance-education/
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"No More Excuses": Michael M. Crow on Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu

"No More Excuses": Michael M. Crow on Analytics (EDUCAUSE Review) | EDUCAUSE.edu | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it

If you are instead trying to educate a broader spectrum of the population, including elite students, and you aren't using analytics, you won't know what's going on.

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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012: Education Data and Learning Analytics | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
Part 7 of my Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2012 series

I chose “data” as one of the top trends of 2011, and the opening line of that article reads “If data was an important trend for 2011, I predict it will be even more so in 2012.” Indeed. There’s a great deal that happened in 2012 that’s a continuation of what we saw last year — enough that I could probably just copy-and-paste from the article I wrote back then:
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Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College -- Campus Technology

Opening Up Learning Analytics for the Community College -- Campus Technology | Learning Analytics in Higher Education | Scoop.it
The Open Academic Analytics Initiative, an NGLC grant recipient, is seeking to engender an ecosystem for learning analytics based on open source technologies.
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