Using Data Visualization Software to Help Assess and Improve an Online Learning Institute

Monday, February 09 | 3:15PM–4:00PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Important trends for higher education, as highlighted by the 2014 NMC Horizon Report, include learning analytics, online and hybrid learning, and data-driven learning and assessment. In response to these trends and to institutional need, we created an Online Learning Institute (OLI) based on backward design and Quality Matters. We then gathered data from the LMS and external surveys and used Tableau, a data-visualization software, to analyze the data and suggest improvements in the Institute. For this session, we will show how we created the OLI and used Tableau to help assess and improve it.

OUTCOMES: Present a model for an online learning institute * Identify what type of data can be gathered from an institute * Demonstrate how data visualization software was used to improve faculty development


  • Andreas Brockhaus

    Executive Director of Learning Innovation, University of Washington
  • Sara Frizelle

    eLearning Planning & Research Specialist, University of Washington Bothell