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Gilfus Analytics Launched

Leveraging our history in the development of Learning Management Systems, Gilfus Analytics is an elite team of independent industry experts from the Gilfus Education Group focused on developing strategies for the development of Academic Analytics and eLearning Intelligence in education. The Gilfus Analytics team can develop a strategy around learning analytics for your organization.
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All Business Intelligence consultants are not created equal – How to ensure you get the best talent for your money.

Main Points:

  1. The supporting organization plays a significant role in resource quality
  2. Five questions to ask every BI consultant
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The Third Day at EDUCAUSE: “What’s New in Analytics at EDUCAUSE?” - Conversations on October 14

Donald M. Norris

Conversations at EDUCAUSE continued to tell the story of the enhanced importance of analytics, a greater emphasis on affordability, the attractiveness of multi-vendor approaches, and unlocking data resources that are hiding in plain sight.

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Case Study: Montgomery County Community College

iStrategy - HigherEd Analytics Suite

This case study highlights how iStrategy was able to  help this community college cope with a 35% increase in their student enrollment over the past ten years and manage increasingly complex business challenges and new student success initiatives. 

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Case Study: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

iStrategy - HigherEd Analytics Suite

This case study outlines how iStrategy was able to use their HigherEd Analytics Student Module to "enable a culture of informed decision-making at UMBC, on an everyday operational level and strategic planning level."

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The Pre-Conference Buzz at EDUCAUSE

Donald M. Norris

 

The big buzz in Anaheim is echoing the buzz that started in Redmond and has been amplified in the blogosphere and The Chronicle of Higher Education for a week or moreNext Generation Learning Challenges has arrived... 

 

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What’s New in Analytics at EDUCAUSE?

Donald M. Norris

 

The Public Forum on Action Analytics will be placing a spotlight on “What’s New in Analytics at EDUCAUSE 2010.”  I will be posting a daily blog live from the EDUCAUSE conference, focusing on the following issues:

  • How Are Analytics Supporting the Reimagining of Higher Education?
  • What’s New in Predictive Analytics, Dashboards, and Visualization?
  • What Will LMS 3.0 Look Like and How Will Analytics Feature?
  • How Are Vendors Providing Affordable Analytics for Every Institution?
  • Who Are the New Vendors on the Scene and What Do They Have to Offer?

 

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An Elaborate Ranking of Doctoral Programs Makes Its Long-Awaited Debut

David Glenn – The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 28, 2010

The National Research Council has released its long-awaited data-based assessment of doctoral programs in the United States.  The report adopted new, more objective criteria for assessing and ranking university doctoral programs and contains some of the most thorough measures ever collected of doctoral-student completion rates, time-to-degree, faculty diversity, and student-support activities.

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Learning from Analytics Best Practices in Other Sectors

Donald M. Norris

Higher education leaders are grappling with the challenges of using analytics in reimagining and reinventing their processes and practices, in response to changing conditions and “The New Normal.”  In the process they are turning to many sources for insight and inspiration.

Some sources are obvious, such as institutions that are successful in using analytics to enhance student access, affordability and success and to focus on...

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The NRC Report: Provosts in Electrified Cages

David Glenn – The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2010

 

In this article The Chronicle discusses the unveiling due later this week of the National Research Council's new assessments of U.S. doctoral programs.  Unlike previous ranking systems that relied heavily on reputation surveys, this new assessment takes a fundamentally different approach by basing their rankings on a programs’ objective characteristics, including such measures as faculty citation rates and students’ median time-to-degree.  The research council will present the data in the form of a gigantic Excel file that will allow users to sort programs according to whatever criteria are most interesting to them: research productivity, faculty diversity, student financial aid, and so on.

 

The Chronicle will be following the introduction of this new, objective, interactive approach to the ranking system and will include interactive data tools to explore the implications of the new system after its release on Tuesday.