Scaling Learning Analytics across Institutions of Higher Education | EDUCAUSE.edu | Momentum.EdThemes | Scoop.it

The Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) seeks to increase college student retention by performingearly detection of academic risk using predictive analytics. OAAI examined the degree to which a model built using data from Marist College would compare to the original model built at Purdue University, and we found the models to be statistically similar. For the research project reported in this paper, the OAAI sought toimprove understanding of how learning analytics can best be scaled across institutions of higher education. During the spring 2012 semester, the OAAI successfully deployed an open-source learning analytics solution at two community colleges (Cerritos College and College of the Redwoods) and one historically black university (Savannah State University) as a means to further research in this emerging field.