IC Data Day: Sakai as a Tool for Retention: Leveraging Learning Analytics and Institutional Data to Improve Student Engagement and Foster Academic Success

Mary Jo Watts, Learning Application Coordinator, Information Technology, and inaugural President’s Fellow

Andrew Siefert, Statistical Modeler, AIR

An inaugural President’s Fellow, Mary Jo Watts spent academic year 2018-19 in the Office of Analytics and Institutional Research learning how to apply analytics to reveal insights into data and tell data-informed stories. This session presents summary findings of her fellowship research using the models that Mary Jo built in collaboration with Andrew Siefert, AIR’s Statistical Modeler. The research has revealed that use of Sakai’s Blog and Lessons tools may boost the 2nd semester retention of low-income and low-ARC score students by as much as 4%. The research also suggests that Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) can work with faculty members to develop high-impact assignments specifically tailored to take advantage of the features unique to these Sakai tools.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 11:00am to 11:30am

Klingenstein Lounge

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