How colleges are mining data to help their students stay on course.


See on Scoop.itData Nerd’s Corner

Some colleges are hiring companies that use predictive analytics and track student histories to help the students choose courses and stay on track to successfully complete requirements and graduate on time.

Carla Gentry CSPO‘s insight:

Some administrators warn that predictive analytics aren’t a silver bullet and that even well-intentioned academic advisers could misuse the information and guide students toward easy options. This might improve a school’s graduation rates, they say, but it would also leave students with little opportunity to experiment or push themselves academically.

See on online.wsj.com

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