Tuesday, February 14 | 10:45am - 11:30am CT | Houston Ballroom V
Many Gen Xers learned how a bill becomes a law in the United States from Schoolhouse Rock's "I'm Just a Bill." This song helped make a seemingly complex process both memorable and understandable. Data science is couched in the same air of complexity, and that black box thinking hurts the utility and adoption of these approaches. While we don't have a catchy song, we do have concrete examples of how we've been able to use data science to extract value and utility form raw data.
Outcomes: Learn specifically how an institution can turn raw data into valuable information that have promote student success *"Sorta kinda" understand higher ed data science *Understand how a random forest machine learning algorithm works (using the "Plinko" analogy)
Vice President, Analytics, Blackboard Inc.
Director for Analytics and Research, Blackboard Inc.