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Emilie Sundorph, Researcher at Reform, wrote an article for Civil Service World following the publication of Reform‘s report, Smart campuses: how big data will transform higher education.
Universities are under pressure to prove their worth, particularly with criticism that they are becoming too expensive. Big data can allow students and universities to get the best out of each other. Learning analytics can show what student engagement looks like in real-time. This can be beneficial for students, who could monitor their progress in real time, and universities, who can increase retention rates which will result in higher revenue from tuition fees.
“Learning analytics promises a new future where universities have better insights into the motivation of their students and as a result can create more personalised learning experiences.”
Read the full article here.