Analytics Overview, Part 4: AHA! Real-Life Examples of Analytics in Action

Predictive models can seem very abstract, but insights gleaned from data can be very concrete and actionable. The final session in our four-part Analytics webinar series that shows our favorite moments from actual client "data reveals."

Analytics Overview, Part 3: Investigating Ethical Issues with Data

Although everyone understands that student data should be treated with care, developing and implementing an ethical approach to data use requires more than just good intentions. Part 3 in our four-part Analytics webinar series explores some common concerns with managing data on campus.

Analytics Overview, Part 2: What is Predictive Analytics?

Part 2 of our four-part Analytics webinar series provides a candid look at the opportunities and challenges involved in using your institution’s historic data to predict student risk.

Analytics Overview, Part 1: Desperate Measures

Why do we even need to measure our student success work? What is involved in embarking on a data-gathering project? This is Part 1 in our four-part Analytics webinar series to review some of the principals of experimental design and explore structural elements to put in place to effectively measure your interventions.

What’s Trending in Education: February 27, 2017

Interested in what’s trending in education? Here are a few highlights from recent education news.

Beyond the Dashboard: Why Learning Analytics Don’t Guarantee Student Success

Much attention has been paid recently to the power of advanced analytics services and technologies to aggregate, score and evaluate students. These services collect and streamline disparate institutional data sources into more manageable dashboards. In the excitement over the increased granularity and improved view into students’ activities and behaviour now available to universities, an important question is often left unanswered: how should institutions act on this newly comprehensible information?

New Paper Explores How Predictive Analytics Can Support Post-Traditional Students

PAR Framework, a national membership collaborative that helps higher ed institutions and systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success, announces the release of a new paper that documents opportunities to help post-traditional students succeed.

Hobsons Acquires PAR Framework to Improve Student Retention and Educational Outcomes

Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, today announced the acquisition of the Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, Inc. PAR, a national membership collaborative, helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success.


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