Desire2Learn introduces predictive analytics to spot at-risk students
- Learning suite Desire2Learn's latest update includes the new Student Success System, a predictive analytics tool capable of providing data an instructor can use to identify student progress and engagement.
- While the new application primarily uses a predictive algorithm to identify at-risk students, it can provide insights for all students that help improve learning outcomes overall.
- In addition to the Student Success System, the learning suite's latest update includes broader implementation of Desire2Learn's recently acquired Degree Compass software, which helps students and advisors make the right course enrollment decisions.
From the article:
... "Predictive analytics have transformed other industries, yet to date, it has been missing from education," said CEO and President John Baker. Noting that students are struggling "to figure out their pathways through life and education," he added that the new release introduces "a key to unlocking the power of predictive modeling in the context of the educational experience." The goal: to "leverage analytics and insights to drive those deeper engagements, deeper understandings, so we can really have a big impact on the educational experience. I truly believe the outcomes will be better retention, better grades, better engagement." ...
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