UMUC is committed to providing high quality education that is accessible to all as an open access institution while lowering costs. Using predictive analytics and effective learner interventions are critical to our strategy. UMUC developed a Student Success Initiative to evaluate the potential for predictive analytics to improve student outcomes and selected Civitas Learning as a key strategic partner. Since Spring 2013, the UMUC has engaged in three pilots, utilizing Civitas Learning's predictive analytics platform and Student Success Application, to apply targeted interventions and improve course completion rates. UMUC will share empirical results, insights regarding predictive variables and student risk factors, as well as lessons learned.
Presentation at Sloan-C: 7th Annual International Symposium, Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.
Darren Catalano, Vice President of Analytics, UMUC
Karen Vignare, Ph.D., Associate Provost, Center for Innovation and Learning, UMUC
Laura Malcolm, Vice President of Product, Civitas Learning