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Professional development is the art of turning yourself into a more valuable individual. Be it for your organization, your industry, your geography and, above all, yourself. Today, your self-value-adding proposition extends to the virtual communities you belong....
It is common to think about technology as a fast-paced field. With new products, companies, frameworks and buzzwords, it sounds daunting to catch up. But as Dipanjan Sarkar suggests, not all motion is linear and forthright. He is Data...
A new report from Blackboard’s data science team led by Dr. John Whitmer finds that “data from multiple learning tools (…) improves the accuracy of predictions.” The report is the result of a joint research project between EdTech company...
R/Exams is an extension of the popular, open source, scientific bundle, R, which in the past decade has experienced a significant adoption growth courtesy of increasing interest in data science. Today, R shares (with programming language Python) top-ranking status...
A reported 450 customers from all over the world, in person or via web, joined Blackboard Analytics Symposium on February 1st and 2nd to exchange “emerging and high impact practices.” Throughout the event, the company made evident how LMS...
Blackboard’s magazine has published a “Learning Analytics” special edition including beginner introductions, case studies, ethical considerations, interviews, and a visual glossary. The main story is a profile of John Whitmer and the data science team he leads inside the EdTech...
“Dr. John” jumped for a few minutes from his Blackboard’s Data Science milieu and back to the Moodleverse to ask a sobering question: “I won’t make you say this out loud, but how many of your courses don’t use the...
The data science research team at Blackboard continues to share exciting findings from their ongoing quest about "how faculty and students use Blackboard Learn", a popular LMS and Moodle competitor. Their latest revelation seems to be that, for low-scoring...
To the delight of expert, beginner and enthusiast data wranglers in the wild, Moodle Research has released the “Learn Moodle August 2016” anonymized data set. The announcement was made by Moodle HQ analytics researcher Elizabeth Dalton on the Moodle...
Public results from analytics research initiatives are starting to inform the conversation in our learning community. A recent blog post by Blackboard shows some of the insights they have managed to draw from a Spring-long dataset of customer's courses across...