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7 Things You Should Know About Analytics
April 7, 2010

Analytics tools provide statistical evaluation of rich data sources to discern patterns that can help individuals at companies, educational institutions, or governments make more informed decisio…

7 Things You Should Know About CBE Tools
July 10, 2014

As competency-based education (CBE) programs become more prevalent, tools have emerged to support them , ranging from software utilities that enable a single type of student project to com…

7 Things You Should Know About Degree-Planning Tools
June 11, 2015

Degree-planning tools provide personalized guidance to students about navigating higher education. Using institutional information and data about students, these tools aim to help s…

7 Things You Should Know About First-Generation Learning Analytics
December 6, 2011

Learning analytics (LA) applies the model of analytics to the specific goal of improving learning outcomes. LA collects and analyzes the “digital breadcrumbs” that students leave as th…

7 Things You Should Know About Google Wave
October 29, 2009

Google Wave is a web-based application that represents a rethinking of electronic communication. Users create online spaces called “waves,” which include multiple discrete messages an…

7 Things You Should Know About IPAS
November 5, 2014

IPAS is an institutional capability to create shared ownership for educational progress by providing students, faculty , and staff with holistic information and services that …

7 Things You Should Read About IPAS
June 11, 2015

Integrated planning and advising services (IPAS) is an integrative approach to student success that promotes shared ownership for educational progress among students, faculty, and staff . It e…

7 Ways to Use 7 Things
September 12, 2013

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative is proud to celebrate the 100th edition of the 7 Things You Should Know series . The first issue was published in May 2005, addressing the topic of social …

Degree Compass Course Recommendation System
June 27, 2013

As a regional institution at which over 40% of students are non-traditional learners and over 50% are Pell grant recipients, Austin Peay State University (APSU), in Clarksville, Tennessee, en…

ELI Innovations & Implementations—Student Success Initiative, Montgomery County Community College
January 1, 2006

Montgomery County Community College is using technology to create a culture of evidence, drawing on campus-wide data and sharing information with other institutions to increase student retention. M…