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Entry # - Analytics 007

By:  Escoffier Schools of Culinary Arts


Description (provided by submitter):  Iridize is the most powerful solution today for measurable, in product, microlearning.  The product allows code-free creation of contextual, user specific, integrated guides and walkthroughs that enable product support, onboarding and employee training in a natural always-on fashion.   All use is collected and monitored and Iridize offers realtime analytics to measure training success. 

Description (provided by submitter):   LeaP (Adaptive Learning Platform):  LeaP meets the criteria for analytics specifically:  - Instructors have dashboards of all learning objectives, the questions that have been answered, and student performance.  Lets them zero in on where concepts are well understood, and where additional support is needed  - Students get instant feedback on their performance throughout, always with additional readings and practice questions available to test their knowledge  - LeaP is easy to use for instructors, it has a basic wizard-like approach that just requires the instructor to;  Say what they want students to learn, tell us where to find content, and setup some basic options.     - Students have an easier time, they simply start reading content, take practice questions, get feedback and continue until they've mastered the concepts you setup for them.  Then they can be awarded badges, certificate, or be moved to the next activity   - LeaP is open and extensible because its built using the IMS LTI specification - meaning that it can work inside any other eLearning app that supports this standard, there are 100s.   LeaP grabs content from public and private sources, including eBooks, internal content repositories, wikipedia, youTube, and many more.  - Innovation -- so many....       - LeaP does a semantic analysis of all your content and maps your content, test questions to your learning outcomes, automatically -- no tagging required.   (we even grab the transcription of youtube videos so we know what information is in video content!)   You can always go and change what leap determined, but ultimately Leap learns from the learners what content is best.  And it lets the instructors know.      - the cloud-based model we have allows LeaP to learn from ALL the uses of a content item, question, etc     - LeaP also treats discussion posts as a resource, if there's great material in there to help learners learn what they need to -- LeaP will find help it!   

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Description (provided by submitter):   Key Metric Monitoring - The aggregate metric used on this report is called the Confidence Index, which is visually displayed on the main page used to track individuals' progress. Students with less engagement or needing more assistance are shown at the top (lower confidence) and students who are deemed more prepared for the program and require less outreach from staff are placed at the bottom (higher confidence). It was built like this to keep higher priority contacts more visible at the top of the page.     Visual/Dashboards - Several sheets used on this report are designed with visuals in mind - anyone should be able to open it up and draw conclusions based on the data shown. Scales, graphs, and leader tables are used to compare current and previous incoming population metrics, and visualize student survey data and progression, on a broader scale.     Drill-Down Capability - The report also offers the ability to see individual student information. If we know Sally is having a hard time getting acclimated to the program, it's very useful to pull up her individual information to see what the cause may be. Is she using the correct device? Is she putting in the effort by spending time on the site? Sometimes the problem lies outside of our more formulated data, is there something we can point to from her contact history?     Cross Tabulate Learning Data with Performance - This is really the main focus of the report. What can we tell about our future show-rates and how retention will be impacted, based on performance and progression from our current incoming population? But knowing this is only half the battle. Once we're able to determine which students are negatively impacting these numbers, what can we do to help? What conversations could we have to assist students with the issues they're experiencing? Combining what we know and developing tools to target pain-points is a very powerful method to change negatives to positives.     Ease of Use and Extensibility - I believe these two criteria go hand-in-hand. Our dashboards pull information automatically from several places including our LMS (time in site/course & activity completion), student surveys (familiarity with online learning/devices), and use API's (student contact history). If updating any of these things was a manual process that would make the report significantly less user-friendly. I try to take a scalable approach to everything, meaning if our population is 10 students today would the same report or tool also work with 100 students? Making everything automated and visually telling is a great way to increase user-friendliness.      Innovation - All of the data points used on this report were narrowed down over months of research - figuring out how certain actions should be weighted when calculating the confidence index, but also removing data that had less of an impact than originally thought. When dealing with online culinary education it's hard to look at historic findings because it's such a new concept. The first question we always get is: how does that even work? I can't tell you how it should work but we have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn't, and that's the best place to start.     "Data is like garbage. You'd better know what you are going to do with it before you collect it." 

Entry # - Analytics 001

By:  Desire2Learn

Title: BrightSpace  Analytics Suite


Other Noteworthy Entries in This Category

Description (provided by submitter):  The Advantage platform is Teaching and Learning Platform designed around you the instructor or you the student. It provides a simple mechanism for teachers to flip the classroom using dynamic content for both the instructor and student roles.The interface is clean and focuses each audience on the content as create custom learning paths. As a instructor, the overview provides a easy way to view progress for the class and measure the average time per module. As you dive deeper and view a break down of each topic and how the class is performing and then dive further to view each students performance as well as each response to the pre and post assessments. Students are provided with a simple interface to focus them on upcoming assignments and content is broken into chunks to perform outside the classroom and prep for in classroom dynamic discussions. If a student struggles with a topic they are able to review and practice while the instructor is alerted to any issues in performance. The platform is designed to expand and allows a instructor to export data to the major LMS platforms as well as to PDF and excel formats. Check out the end of the video preview and be sure to stop by and learn more during the conference for some great ideas that you can apply when you start your next project.

Entry # - Analytics 003

By:  OnPoint Digital

Title: Quorum Analytics 

Description (provided by submitter): OnPoint Digital worked with Quality Assist to design, develop and support a next generation learning portal that added new capabilities including mobile delivery, intuitive interfaces and more. The entire site is “big data” enabled with deep support for tracking and analytics via standard reporting and xAPI. Flexible, visual dashboards make it easy to measure and understand outcomes for any manner of formal or informal learning happening across an organization.  Training results are easily combined and correlated with other key performance indicators such as performance data, sales results and external certifications whenever needed. Finally, the innovative and dynamic dashboards make it easy for non-techies to discover and measure their own view into results for their teams and direct reports.     NOTE:  I talked to Bryan Chapman and he said a longer, 9 minute video was not preferred but understandable — its hard to tell this story completely in just 5 minutes so my apologies for the extra seat time to view this entry.

Entry # - Analytics 005

By:  Vignettes Learning

Entry # - Analytics 006

By:  Desire2Learn - LEAP


Entry # - Analytics 004

By:  Edward Jones

​Title: OST Dashboard

Entry # - Analytics 008

By:  Iridize

Title: Analytics for Guide 

Entry # - Analytics 009

By:  Sealworks Interactive Studio

​Title: Advantage Platform

Description (provided by submitter):  Our dashboard gives key metrics, at a glance from which we make strategic decisions as a leader group. There is drill-down capability, cross tabulated learning data with performance data, and we share this upward and outward to key stakeholders. Our dashboard is automated in that it populates from other spreadsheets and updates are in real-time. 

Description (provided by submitter):  D2L Analytics Suite:  This is a cloud-based analytics platform that provides predictive analytics on which students are at risk of under-performing, or dis-engaging.  It uses data from online interactions, and historical info to build a statistically significant prediction of future grades, within 2 weeks of beginning a course.   We have published our backend processes and won awards for our innovations in data science applied to online learning (Learning Impact award among others).   With the risk prediction information instructors can take action on specific learners, or patterns of behaviour using our extensive framework for providing personalized learning at scale (think of an IFTTT style LMS)    Our analytics suite meets the criteria specifically because:  - The platform is built for responsive web -- so it works across all mobile devices and requires no installation or fragmented os-specific updates  - It monitors the key metrics that the trainers choose -- so could be discussion participation, content time/reads, performance on assessments -- or a combination.  Our predictive algorithms look across all activity in the online environment to build its risk score  - Key metrics and dashboards are presented clearly, and immediately to users when they access the system.  Action can be taken directly from where an intervention need is identified  - Using our 'Progress' area an instructor can drill into a specific student, and then further drill down into every activity that student has done in the system -- with links to their submissions, time spent, IP address and more  - Content and quizzing statistics can be drilled into as well -- to see where students are spending the most time, and which questions/detractors are being selected.  This helps for monitoring and continuously improving the quality of content based on real learner data.     - All dashboards and visualizations are presented in animated, colorful and very intuitive graphics.  We test these extensively with educators of all backgrounds to ensure they are easy to use on a PC, tablet or phone  - Our analytics data platform supports outside access via ODBC connection, REST APIs (with a vibrant developer community and many language specific bindings) and is the only analytics platform certified for IMS Caliper data going in and out -- meaning we have a standards based way to exchange 2-way data with other eLearning apps  - Our Innovation bonus is the ability to run statistical predictions of risk, present them in beautiful visualizations, that allow experts to design meaningful interventions that enable each student to succeed   

"Learning Analytics" Entries 

Description (provided by submitter): What sets eCoach apart from other LMS software in terms of analytics is the ability to track and report learning outcomes / learning objectives from their creation to their fulfillment.     The ability to create and customise learning outcomes easily and intuitively is an option that not many learning management systems provide.  With eCoach LMS, learning outcomes can be mapped down to the granular level, from modules, to specific lesson screens, to individual quiz questions. This means that management can see exactly what components of individual eLearning modules are satisfying their respective learning outcomes.     eCoach LMS also comes bundled with eCoach Author, a cloud-based rapid authoring tool that syncs to the LMS and allows for real-time mapping of learning objectives during content creation. This approach is unique as it means that learning objectives can be reported on through all course content rather than just assessment items.     With the combination of eCoach Author and LMS, learning managers have complete control over the tracking and reporting of learning objectives. In our video entry, we show how the ability to map learning outcomes and report on them helped solve a key problem for Next Level Careers - the clear mapping of assessments back to standardised learning outcome criteria.   

Description (provided by submitter): (TMN) is supported at the backend by Vignettes Learning System.    With over 100,000 members, an analytics and metrics system is provided for members and administrators.    The “Stats” feature shows two parts: My Activities and Path to Expertise (Path2X). Activities show all the activities by members and their records of what content they have attended. Content comes from over 50,000 sources, from webinars, to recordings, white papers, videos, etc. and over 40,000 blogs which is pulled from leading bloggers in the blogosphere.     The Path to Expertise analytics shows a unique picture for the members a trends report on what subjects and categories they have covered while in TMN. The value of Path2X is to assist members to curve a learning plan and record all their insights. They can also share, publish and update the information as needed.    Path2X data can be integrated with an API and XAPI for transfer and exchange of member data.  The major innovation in Path2X in TMN is the use of analytics to help members and administrators track small learning in all types content and make it as a repository and record of the members learning plan and expertise areas of development.

Entry # - Analytics 002

By:  eCoach

Title: Next Level Careers