D2L Unveils 'The Learning Analytics Blueprint' To Improve Outcomes Using Bigdata

By CIOReview | Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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FREMONT, CA: An educational technology company, D2L has launched ‘The Learning Analytics Blueprint’ to help organizations in designing a plan to improve their data, reports Terry Dawes from cantech letter. Soon after this announcement, D2L has been = ranked sixth in the “10 Most Innovative Companies” list in the data science category by Fast Company.

With the increasing demand for skilled workers around the world seeing and using the right data at the right time, can help ensure graduation rates keep up. Harnessing big data has transformed many industries, yet to date. Many organizations are eager to dive in to Big Data without thinking that having lots of data is one thing, and knowing how to extract actionable insights from those are two different things.

“We’ve heard from customers that they want to use data to improve learning outcomes, but they don’t know where to start,” said D2L CEO John Baker. “That’s why we’re excited to release the The Learning Analytics Blueprint to help organizations create their plans for using learning analytics to improve student success.”

There have been times when the post-secondary institutions have seen retention rates and graduation level rising, even after incorporating the data analytics into academic planning and using tools effectively in daily classroom activities.

“2015 was a turning point with notable shifts in how technologies are built to capture data, how campuses use data, and even the business activity in the data analytics space,” said Tyton Partners’ Gates Bryant. “These changes signal that colleges and universities are on the precipice of being able to take student success data out from behind the glass and use it to engage students and improve retention and graduation rates.”

D2L is looking forward to help several educational institutions by improving their outcomes using its Brightspace platform. It also believes that 2016 will be the year when they will shift Big Data from being a novelty factor to a tool that can be harnessed to improve real-world outcomes in organizational decision making.

“More kids are passing with Cs or higher and fewer kids are in the D to F range,” said Academy Online High School Principal Rick Tanski. “From 2013 to 2014, we’ve reduced our failure rate by 36 percent.”