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K-State Assessment Demo on Power BI. Understanding Big Data. Civitas Learning. Big Data Discussion at SIDLIT July 31 2015. An Overview of Learning Analytics. Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education. 2015 Innovators Awards Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education Georgia State University created a technology-rich visualization space that supports research and instruction and explores the transformative potential of visual media across all disciplines.

Exploring High-End Visualization for Research and Education

By Meg Lloyd07/22/15 Category: Education Futurists Institution: Georgia State University Project: CURVE: Collaborative University Research & Visualization Environment Project lead: Bryan Sinclair, associate dean, university library Tech vendors/partners: Apple, CineMassive Displays, Dell, Nvidia Standing 24 feet wide, CURVE's interactive video wall is used not only for big data research, but also for instruction that leverages dynamic data explorations. Working together, university units contributed $1.2 million to transform an entire 3,300-square-foot floor of the university library, giving CURVE a central home on campus and sending a clear message that the technology is there for everyone to use.

About the Author. Should you have a Chief Data Officer/Chief Narrative Officer? By Kim Reid, Principal Analyst For years, higher education has been called data-rich and information-poor.

Should you have a Chief Data Officer/Chief Narrative Officer?

Now, the ability to collect and analyze institutional data is becoming sophisticated enough to tap into strategic insight at very high levels. The era of big data in higher education is here, ready and waiting for analysis. Higher education has a complicated web of data sources to manage and understand. Is it time to appoint a Chief Data and Narrative Officer who is responsible for directing a coherent institutional understanding based on robust data?

Two plenary sessions at the recent ACT Enrollment Planner­s Conference reminded us of the growing importance of data in higher education management. Dr. Michael Rappa · Practicum Projects. Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education. Georgia State University is one of seven universities working to improve student success and transform higher education as part of a one-year planning project.Flickr/Silver Starre A mentor sits on a bench with his student on a university campus.

Using Predictive Analytics, Adaptive Learning to Transform Higher Education

He knows exactly what his student's strengths and weaknesses are. He knows when to give him more challenging work and when to back off. He tailors his teaching to the student he's working with. This personalized learning worked for students in medieval times at the first European universities, and it works best for students today, said Tim Renick, vice provost and vice president for enrollment management and student success at Georgia State University. "Technology affords us the opportunity at a large scale to begin to deliver some of that personalized education," Renick said. Higher Education Research Institute. Putting web analytics data to use in higher education. I’ve spent much of the past four years helping raise awareness of the importance of web analytics for digital marketing and communications.

Putting web analytics data to use in higher education

I’ve used many tactics to reach this goal: online surveys on the State of Web and Social Media Analytics in Higher Education, columns focusing on early adopters, trends and success stories, countless presentations at industry events, blog posts, and even an annual online conference entirely dedicated to higher education analytics. In June 2010, after presenting at UBTech in Las Vegas, I launched a year-long benchmarking project: the Higher Ed Web Analytics Revolution.

This project was intended to overthrow marketing decisions based on opinions, hunches and guesses. The goal was to collect and distribute useful benchmarking data on 12 website metrics selected for their relevance for colleges websites. With more than a hundred different institutions self-reporting data each month, the project helped, but not as much as I had hoped. New tools SEO. Learning Analytics. Big Data is a Big Deal. Posted by Tom Kalil on March 29, 2012 at 09:23 AM EDT [Editor's Note: Watch the live webcast today at 2pm ET of the Big Data Research and Development event at Today, the Obama Administration is announcing the “Big Data Research and Development Initiative.”

Big Data is a Big Deal

By improving our ability to extract knowledge and insights from large and complex collections of digital data, the initiative promises to help accelerate the pace of discovery in science and engineering, strengthen our national security, and transform teaching and learning. Kill the Buzzwords: Finding the Real Meaning of Popular BI Terms. There is no greater impediment to the advancement of knowledge than the ambiguity of words, Thomas Ried once said.

Kill the Buzzwords: Finding the Real Meaning of Popular BI Terms

That rings very true when it comes to the way companies today are throwing around buzzwords like “big data” or “easy to use BI,” and only loosely defining the words, if at all, leaving everyone unsure of their meaning. Researching and choosing the best business intelligence solution for your company is challenging enough, so here are some definitions to help you sort through the marketing hype over buzzwords and really define the technical terms, their nuances, and what to look for in a BI tool. Big Data Definition: When storing, handling, and reading data starts becoming complicated due to data size.Problem: It’s completely relative, rendering the phrase ambiguous.Solution: Determine your own definition of “Big Data” by getting a POC using your data. Data Visualization Think of your BI tool as a keyhole view into your data.