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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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The First Day of EDUCAUSE: What’s New in Analytics at EDUCAUSE? – Conversations on October 12.

Donald M. Norris

Tuesday was kickoff day at EDUCAUSE, and we used the occasion to talk with a number of analytics leaders who have perspectives on new developments today and in the future.  Their full interviews will be posted and linked to our site, as will white papers, case studies, and applications briefs.  Keep following the posts over the next week as the full body of knowledge supporting these conversations is built.

 

Follow this link for interview summaries from the first day of EDUCAUSE.

 

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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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Bridging Intellectual and Technological Innovations: The Collaborative Culture of Assessment

Recently, the IEEE Learning Technology Newsletter published an article titled Bridging Intellectual and Technological Innovations: The Collaborative Culture of Assessment written by my colleague, Stacy Sculthorp, and me.

While we were writing this article we wondered how others engage faculty in building a collaborative culture of assessment given the foundation of existing intellectual and technological innovations. Specifically, what were your experiences, challenges, and solutions that resulted in best practices?

To read the full article visit http://www.ieeetclt.org/issues/july2010/IEEE-LT-Jul10.htm

 

Juanita Ikuta, PhD
Stacy Sculthorp, MA

Specialists
Assessment and Learning Analytics
Capella University

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What exactly do we want?

List specifics problems you face and what information would resolve the problem.


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Data, Data Everywhere

A Special Report on Managing Information - From The Economist Print Edition, February 25, 2010

Information has gone from scarce to superabundant.  That brings huge new benefits - but also big headaches.

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The Redesign Alliance

The National Center for Academic Transformation

The Redesign Alliance is a membership organization whose mission is to advance the concept of course redesign throughout higher education to increase student success and access while containing or reducing instructional costs. The Redesign Alliance pursues this mission by creating a community of higher education institutions and others who are committed to and experienced with large-scale course redesign.

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State and System Course Redesign

The National Center for Academic Tranformation

The National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) is the only national organization focused on both academic quality and cost savings in higher education. Working with state and system educational authorities that need to affect substantial change among their institutions, the NCAT is able to replicate its successful course redesign methodology developed at the national level and produce similar results at the state level.

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Increasing Success for Underserved Students

The National Center for Academic Transformation

Increasing Success for Underserved Students was an effort by the NCAT supported by Lumina Foundation for Education to assess the impact of the "Program in Course Redesign" on the success of traditionally underserved students: low-income students, students of color and adults.

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The Roadmap to Redesign (R2R)

The National Center for Academic Transformation

The Roadmap to Redesign (R2R) was a NCAT program, funded by FIPSE to establish an efficient means of spreading the ideas and practices of the NCAT's "Program in Course Redesign" to additional institutions.  It was conducted from 2003 – 2006.  R2R partnered experienced, successful institutions with new institutions, using a streamlined redesign methodology.