Starting from Scratch - Building Your Learner Analytic Capacity

Thursday, April 12 | 1:10PM–1:45PM
Session Type: Professional Development

The promise of Big Data to increase effectiveness and success in higher education continues to generate "buzz" at many institutions where leaders are looking for ways to gain ground quickly. Building your know-how and capacity for learner analytics can be characterized as more of an organizational change process than the deployment of a new technology. Learner analytics are distinct from other Big Data sets, but require coordination and collaboration from the same players. Vernon Smith, from MyCollege Foundation, will share approaches to implementing enterprise-wide learner analytics efforts including potential barriers and strategies to take a leadership role at your institution. In this session, participants will 1) Explore business and technical processes involved in building learner analytics, 2) Identify learner analytic potential at their organization, and 3) Review strategies to create learner analytic capacity.