Michael Berman (VP for Technology & Innovation, CSU Channel Islands/Chief Innovation Officer, California State University) offers an amusing account of organizational and data management practices that prevent successful analytics implementations and adoption in higher education.
Lectures, interviews, and other informational video content created by leading experts and Blackboard Analytics customers
This video follows Dr. Catherine Finnegan, Asst. Vice Chancellor for Institutional Effectiveness at the Virginia Community College System, through her day, sharing the data and dashboards that help the VCCS team make good quality decisions.
Dr. Maria Thompson (President, Coppin State University) discusses how opening up data access at Coppin State University led to a 50% increase in new student enrollment after several years of decline.
Kara Bosch (Director of Financial Systems and Business Intelligence Solutions, Central Piedmont Community College) discusses what data governance is and why it’s important. She describes the work that CPCC has done to establish and implement a strong data governance policy on campus.
Blackboard outlines one thing not to do, and four things to do, if institutions are going to get past the analytics hype and start seeing results from the effective use of educational data.
Rachel Serrano (Director of Information Analytics, Appalachian State University) describes how App State is using Student Management for Blackboard Intelligence to identify returning students who are eligible but not enrolled, intervene, and keep them on track for graduation.
John Whitmer (Director of Analytics and Research, Blackboard) describes the result of joint research conducted with Stephanie Teasely at the University of Michigan, on the impact of student-facing learning analytics and automated nudges on lower-performing students.
To accelerate the pace of high quality post-secondary degree production, institutions need a way to gain a holistic perspective that minimizes complexity and surfaces actionable insights from the mountains of data they already have.
John Fritz (Assistant Vice President Instructional Technology & New Media, University of Maryland Baltimore County) discusses how the use of student-facing dashboards at UMBC can increase persistence rates by fostering self-regulated learning.
Hear how Indian River State College invested in predictive analytics to help drive earlier interventions for students at risk of not succeeding.
Hear how Blackboard Analytics help Indian River State College enhance their online students journey.
Learning analytics has often focused on identifying at-risk students within a course. But what if we could prevent those students from getting into risk at all? This presentation describes research results (one across a campus, one across 750 campuses) that hold striking implications for effective LMS course design.
One rising trend in higher education is "data-driven decision making." The use of data can be a powerful tool in the hands of academic advisors, but as the focus turns to data we run the risk of losing our focus on individual students.
Van Davis (Assoc. Vice President for Higher Education Research & Policy, Blackboard) and John Whitmer (Director for Analytics and Research, Blackboard) discuss Blackboard's new Artificial Intelligence and Ethics in Higher Education initiative. John Whitmer explains Blackoard's approach to data science, and Van Davis describes research into the major themes in higher educations that are likely to inform the next 20 years.
Kara Bosch (Director, Financial Information Systems & BI Solutions, Central Piedmont Community College) talks about how analytics at her institution has changed over the past 15 years, and CPCC's reasons for recently establishing an effective data governance policy. As the institution moves from BI to learning analytics, Kara discusses the unique challenges and opportunities associated with working with faculty.
Paul O'Brien (VP for Institutional Technology / CIO, Indian River State College) discusses the advantages of having a CIO centrally connected to conversations about student success. He describes the factors leading the the formation of IRSC's Virtual Campus, and reasons for investing in learning analytics to support student progression.
Rachel Scherer (Sr. Product Manager, Blackboard Analytics) discusses her interest in creating learning analytics products, and the values that drive her work. She describes how having been a customer informs her work, and how she thinks that technology can help higher education to solve its biggest challenges over the next 20 years.
Tim Renick (Vice Provost / Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Success, Georgia State University) describes the major factors contributing to GSU's increase in completion rates and elimination of achievement gaps. He discusses how GSU has complemented its approach to proactive advising with investment in teaching and learning quality.
Chris Gill (CIO, Drake University) talks about how his background in journalism has made him effective as a CIO, how institutions should begin their analytics journey, the role of the CIO in campus conversations about student success, and the expectations that colleges and universities should have for vendor partnerships.