Notre Dame ranks in the top 10 of national universities for freshman retention, with a 98% retention rate. Our challenge is to identify and support those struggling 2% early enough to take action. We will describe how we built an innovative and transparent learning environment for the First-Year Experience course, embedded data collection in course design, captured data from multiple sources into the learning records warehouse, used predictive analytics to move 83% of students identified as underperforming to thriving, answered key questions through visualization reports, and identified what is the best and earliest predictor of student success.
Outcomes: Learn how we designed our learning environment using open-source and commercial tools * Understand our best practices and lessons we learned from this project * Consider how this project could be replicated at your institution
Lead Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant, University of Notre Dame
Director of Learning Research, University of Notre Dame
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Closing the Loop on Learning Analytics with Advising and Interventions Infographic Poser Presentatio