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Open Data and Analytics Initiative
Agenda
2
 Overview
 Initiative Goals
 Project Phase 1 – Build Prototype
 Project Roadmap
 Governance Model
 Next Ste...
Overview
• Numerous Learning
Management Systems
• Other data sources (i.e. surveys,
evaluations, alumni data, etc.)
• Vari...
Goals of Initiative
Agnostic Analytic
Solution
Cost effective
analytics solution
Eliminate need for
additional
analytical/...
Project Phase 1 – Building the Prototype
Prototype Build - Draft M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6
Create Blackboard Connector (Used to im...
Project Roadmap
6
2013
2015
Phase-1:
•Build Prototype
Phase-2:
•Hire resources and raise
additional capital by
creating pa...
Governance Model
• Program Management: Will oversee
and monitor all project activities
• Project Team: Will be responsible...
Next Steps
 Open Data & Analytics Initiative Kickoff on April 18th, 2013
 Begin raising awareness of initiative by prese...
Thank You
9
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  1. 1. Open Data and Analytics Initiative
  2. 2. Agenda 2  Overview  Initiative Goals  Project Phase 1 – Build Prototype  Project Roadmap  Governance Model  Next Steps  Appendix  High-Level Architecture
  3. 3. Overview • Numerous Learning Management Systems • Other data sources (i.e. surveys, evaluations, alumni data, etc.) • Various reporting and Analytics programs  Very expensive  Long implementation  Extensive training  Not a lot of experts  No resources  Don’t know what to analyze Problem • Create an agnostic analytics platform compatible with every LMS  Ability to import data from other sources  Analyze UMass data for all data sources  Create collaborative effort -many universities participate  Establish a foundation as a single data hub available for a service for universities  Cheaper and no implementation required on user’s end Solution Post Secondary Education Industry 3
  4. 4. Goals of Initiative Agnostic Analytic Solution Cost effective analytics solution Eliminate need for additional analytical/data experts Improve student outcomes Provide high-level reports to consumers Enable colleges to share data and benchmark Open Data and Analytics Initiative UMASS-Boston as the go-to resource for all platform related consulting services 4
  5. 5. Project Phase 1 – Building the Prototype Prototype Build - Draft M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 Create Blackboard Connector (Used to import blackboard data) Analyze & Create Reports on Blackboard data Analyze Path Data Hadoop Connector for real-time data Blackboard Connector Analyze Blackboard Data Analyze Path Data Hadoop Connector • Get blackboard data • Create the importer to import data in NoSQL databases (Mongo, Neo4j, VoltDB, Riak) • Analyze data that is collected • Create useful reports and dashboards • Analyze how a student interacts in a course • Create path reports to use for course improvement • Create Hadoop connector between LMS • Live data feed into analytics solution 5
  6. 6. Project Roadmap 6 2013 2015 Phase-1: •Build Prototype Phase-2: •Hire resources and raise additional capital by creating partnerships to build full fledged product Phase 4 : • Allow public to view student outcomes data reports & analytics Time 2014 2016 2017 Phase-3: •Sign-up more colleges and universities to use the product in order to elicit feedback and input Phase-5: •Open consulting services and make Umass-Boston go-to center for platform services
  7. 7. Governance Model • Program Management: Will oversee and monitor all project activities • Project Team: Will be responsible in executing all project activities College Miner UMASS Boston Project ManagementProjectTeam Project Manager/Architect Program Director Data Scientist Reports to Escalates to Interacts withLegend Systems Architect Strategy & Partnerships Statistics Analyst 2 Development Interns 7
  8. 8. Next Steps  Open Data & Analytics Initiative Kickoff on April 18th, 2013  Begin raising awareness of initiative by presenting to multiple non-profit institutions and universities to create collaborative partnerships  Raise $55,000 to hire a Senior Tech Lead and Project Manager Moving Forward
  9. 9. Thank You 9

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