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CDE InFocus Conference (London): Big data in education - theory and practice


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Big Data in Education: Theory and Practice
Presented at the CDE InFocus Conference - London
December 10, 2013
Presented by Mike Moore, Sr. Advisory Consultant - Analytics
Desire2Learn, Inc.

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CDE InFocus Conference (London): Big data in education - theory and practice

  1. 1. You have data We provide Insights™ Big Data in Education: Theory and Practice Michael Moore, MSCIS Sr. Advisory Consultant – Analytics
  2. 2. ILP - Analytics Capability and Maturity Model Stage Four Insight and Information Value What do you want to happen for you?? Stage Three Stage One Stage Two What do I want to happen? Advanced Adaptive What will happen? What has happened? What is happening? Data Reporting Access Advanced Predictive Predictive Risk Modeling Forecasting Strategic Optimization D2L Integrated Learning and Advanced Analytics Platform
  4. 4. Optimized for Potential Performance “Our primary motivation for deploying Degree Compass was to respond to the unique success and retention needs of our complex student population.” Dr. Tristan Denley, | Austin Peay State University
  5. 5. What ingredients go into the ratings? Global centrality Major centrality Grade prediction
  6. 6. Research Data: Grade Predictions • Predicts grades to within 0.6 of a letter grade on average
  7. 7. Research Data: Grade Predictions • Typical probability of achieving A or B in a course – 62% • Degree Compass™ recommended courses – probability of A or B in a course – 85%
  8. 8. Research Data: Successful Course Completion
  9. 9. Research Data: Attainment Gap Minimized performance disparity based on • • • • Socioeconomic status Ethnicity Gender First-generation enrollments “Typical achievement gap of 20% is closed to a mere 6%.”
  10. 10. Research Data: Attainment Gap
  11. 11. Degree Compass™ Logical Diagram Student application such as Ellucian’s Banner Student Advisor application such as Ellucian’s Degree Works or CAPP Degree Audit System SIS High School transcripts, GPA, SAT s, ACTs, Class Rank, etc. Program Audit or Inventory Courses, Schedules, Core and Elective Requirements, Courses taken vs courses still needed for degree completion, etc. Degree Compass™ D2L’s Personalized, course recommendation app
  12. 12. Degree Compass™ Details • SIS Systems – Banner v8.0 • Portals – Banner Self-Service v8.0 – Luminis Portal v4.0 • Degree Audit Systems – Degree Works v4.1.0 – CAPP v8.5.3 • Web Browsers – Chrome, IE, Firefox, Safari • Mobile Platforms – iOS v4.0 (native) – Android v2.3 (non-native)
  13. 13. Science Behind Success • Degree Compass™ composed of two predictive modeling engines and a predictive algorithm – Grade Prediction Engine/Model • Provides accurate estimate of final grade student will likely receive – Centrality Prediction Engine/Model • Provides accurate ranking of a program’s courses at the institution • Degree Compass™ uses several inputs to drive predictive engines and algorithm – Student Information System (SIS) • Banner SIS – Degree Audit Systems (DAS) • DegreeWorks • CAPP
  14. 14. Degree Compass™ Roadmap • TODAY: Which {course} should I choose Incoming Freshman focus • Which {program} should I choose • Which {career} should I choose
  15. 15. Mapping this to D2L’s Solution Set • Degree Compass™ - what are your predictors for success in the program • Student Success System - at what points should we be concerned • These two together are a powerful analog for the onboarding
  16. 16. Adaptive Learning • Knowillage LeaP • Adaptive learning engine • Personalized learning experience What if textbooks could learn . . . from you?
  17. 17. Example Reports
  18. 18. Performance Analytics
  19. 19. InsightsTM Achievement Reports Module
  20. 20. Achievements by Course
  21. 21. Mapping Reports
  22. 22. Academic Risk Report
  23. 23. Learning Environment Login
  24. 24. Get to Know Your Big Data Let the dataset change your mindset. Subtitle
  25. 25. Questions to Think About… What if… • you had a reporting tool to directly support institutional improvement initiatives? • you had a reporting tool which was focused on support of student retention and improvement? • students could receive personalized content before they knew what they needed? • you could identify trends and make decisions based on free text in discussion forums?
  26. 26. Questions? Michael Moore, MSCIS Sr. Advisory Consultant - Analytics Direct 888.772.0325 x6604 Twitter: @MikeMooreD2L Thank You Subtitle
  27. 27. Let’s transform teaching and learning, together. Desire2Learn, Campus Life, CaptureCast, Desire2Learn Binder, myDesire2Learn, Insert Stuff, Insert Stuff Framework, Instructional Design Wizard, and the molecule logo are trademarks of Desire2Learn Incorporated. Subtitle The Desire2Learn family of companies includes Desire2Learn Incorporated, D2L Ltd., Desire2Learn Australia Pty Ltd, Desire2Learn UK Ltd, Desire2Learn Singapore Pte. Ltd. and D2L Brasil Soluções de Tecnologia para Educação Ltda.