Online Learning Update

March 1, 2016

Laying the Groundwork for Big Data

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

by David Raths, Campus Technology

Data analytics may be a top priority for most higher education CIOs, but it’s also a realm fraught with challenges and unanswered questions. Summing up his impressions of the 2015 Educause Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Jeff Alderson, principal analyst for Eduventures, noted that CIOs there were “all trying to make sense of the crowded market of analytics vendors and other service providers and their different approaches to aggregating institutional data to glean insights for various stakeholders.” The lag in higher education’s adoption of analytics, he added in his Nov. 6 blog post, is due to the “overwhelming demand for data integration between systems and the need for high-quality data and governance that sometimes stall the ROI of any analytics offering.”

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