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Learning analytics:
Maximising data to motivate
learners’ behaviour
Rick Van Sant
Blackboard International
“Where is the knowledge we
have lost in information.”
T.S. Elliot
Four Dimensions
of Educational Analytics
Student Learning
• How can I easily find students who are at-risk?
• Who are the most innovative instructors?
• How are st...
Student Learning
Accountability
• What strategies to improve the quality of course
design and instruction result in better...
“Given accurate and timely
normed feedback, most
populations will self correct or
improve with little or no direct
interve...
Forecasting,
Risk
Analytics
Reporting
Analytics
Optimization
Analytics
Advanced
Data
Visualization
“Data is not information, information is
not knowledge, knowledge is not
understanding, understanding is not
wisdom”
Cliff...
THANK YOU
Rick Van Sant, Ph.D.
rick.vansant@blackboard.com
Learning analytics
Learning analytics
Learning analytics
Learning analytics
Learning analytics
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Learning analytics

  1. 1. Learning analytics: Maximising data to motivate learners’ behaviour Rick Van Sant Blackboard International
  2. 2. “Where is the knowledge we have lost in information.” T.S. Elliot
  3. 3. Four Dimensions of Educational Analytics
  4. 4. Student Learning • How can I easily find students who are at-risk? • Who are the most innovative instructors? • How are students performing on learning outcomes over time? • Which instructional strategies & tools are being used in courses the most? The least? Which are most effective to enhance student engagement & success?
  5. 5. Student Learning Accountability • What strategies to improve the quality of course design and instruction result in better student performance and course evaluations? • How many logins, time on task, and other metrics have occurred over time? • What student activities are correlated to desired outcomes, grades and course completion?
  6. 6. “Given accurate and timely normed feedback, most populations will self correct or improve with little or no direct intervention”
  7. 7. Forecasting, Risk Analytics Reporting Analytics Optimization Analytics Advanced Data Visualization
  8. 8. “Data is not information, information is not knowledge, knowledge is not understanding, understanding is not wisdom” Clifford Stoll
  9. 9. THANK YOU Rick Van Sant, Ph.D. rick.vansant@blackboard.com

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