EDUCAUSE Review: Print Edition
Volume 47, Number 4
The first in a three-article EDUCAUSE Review series exploring analytics.
In a recent interview, Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow discusses how his institution is using analytics to increase graduate numbers, graduation rates, and freshman-retention rates while also expanding ethnic and economic diversity.
The author calls on students to step up to their responsibilities, claim their core rights, and push for more learning-centered, data-rich, and high-value educational pathways.
The "digital breadcrumbs" that learners leave behind about their viewing, reading, engagement, and assessment behaviors, about their interests, and about their preferences provide massive amounts of data that can be mined to better personalize their learning experiences.
With the increasing demand for more and better analytics, the IT community needs to work with other campus stakeholders to ensure that appropriate data governance, classification, roles and responsibilities, and other policies and procedures are in place.