ERO Special Topics: Analytics
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.
The use of big data and analytics to predict student success presents unique ethical questions for higher education administrators.
The creativity of higher education innovators has produced three categories of solutions with the potential to break the "iron triangle" of cost, quality, and access.
The third in a three-article EDUCAUSE Review series exploring analytics.
Two of USM's historically black institutions used analytics and institutional data about students to tackle problems with student recruitment and retention.
At ASU, the business intelligence team put analytics on top of analytics by creating a dashboard to track usage of existing analytics dashboards and tools. The new dashboard serves as a performance metric for the BI team.
Clifford Lynch is executive director for the Coalition for Networked Information. Gardner Campbell is director for professional development and innovative initiatives at Virginia Tech. In this podcast, both share thoughts on using analytics. A video of this content is also available.
Running Time: 5:31 minutes
What's New in ERO Analytics
- EDUCAUSE Labs
- In print edition