Author Archives: OctopusBI

8 most popular data visualizations for learners

At Octopus BI, we help businesses and schools integrate many sources of critical learning data into clear, visual dashboards of data visualizations where they can see all their information at a snap. This brings business intelligence into the realm of … Read More

How to streamline your education data analytics efforts

How to streamline your education data analytics efforts

The changes that have been made to the way we deliver education over the last 18-24 months have been significant.  The adoption of online tools has been prolific. The migration of teaching practice to support blended and full-time online programs … Read More

5 tips to help teachers with data-driven decision making

5 tips to help teachers with data-driven decision making

In today’s information age, education providers have a unique opportunity to take advantage of all the technological advances available to them. This includes the proliferation of tools that allow for the collection, reporting and analysis of student data, a field … Read More

How to increase student retention through learning analytics

How to increase student retention through learning analytics

Student retention has been an important concern for higher education, vocational and workplace education providers for years. While the COVID-19 pandemic has put strain on the educational industry in many ways, its effects will continue to reverberate for years to … Read More

Using learning analytics to improve online learning in 2022

Using learning analytics to improve online learning in 2022

While education providers and students around the world hope to get back into real world classrooms in 2022, we’ve learned a lot about the benefits of online learning and blended learning environments. The insights we’ve gained will help us shape … Read More

7 steps to developing better student dashboards in K-12 education

7 steps to developing better student dashboards in K-12 education

Future-thinking schools often want to take advantage of the benefits of technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning for their staff and students. This is a fantastic initiative, and definitely a long term goal for all education providers, as there … Read More

How Vocational Education benefits from data analytics and visualization

How Vocational Education benefits from data analytics and visualization

Vocational education and training (VET) is a critical arm of any nation’s education infrastructure, including Australia’s. This article explores how the VET system can benefit from advances in education technology and business intelligence, including data analytics and visualizations.  In Australia, … Read More

5 ways learning analytics helps schools predict risk and manage early intervention

5 ways learning analytics helps schools predict risk and manage early intervention

Traditionally, educational institutions have employed manual methods of analyzing student data to flag possible at-risk students. This manual analysis relied upon a fairly narrow analysis of a student’s history, behavior and performance, took a great deal of time, and often … Read More

How to measure and predict student growth

How to measure and predict student growth

In this White Paper you will learn:  Different methodologies and approaches for measuring student growth The models used to measure and predict student’s year-to-year growth change How to evaluate NAPLAN, Edutest, PAT scores How to compare students by state, consider … Read More

Three ways learner profiles help predict student growth

Three ways learner profiles help predict student growth

For a long time, educators have wanted to create more personalised learning experiences for their students, sensing or seeing the benefits that arise from individualised strategies and attention. But lacking resources and support, educators have often had to rely solely … Read More