Student engagement has long been a field of interest to higher education institutions. However, the concept of student engagement has largely been theoretical, with many institutions struggling to define holistic, reliable metrics. What elements of student experience determine and/or alter student engagement? What influence does student engagement exert on a student’s academic performance? With the aid of academic technologies as well as learning analytics, a university is better able to assess student engagement levels and determine what impact such engagement has on academic performance. We will discuss methodologies used in this research, as well as model results, limitations, and future applications.
Outcomes: Explore the concept of student engagement and what practical variables can be used to gauge its impact on student performance * Discuss the methodologies used in this process and the challenges they present * Share results of the engagement model and its future applications for building predictive models
Assistant Director, Information Technology Services, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
IT Product Manager, Metropolitan Community College