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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

Why is it important to integrate analytics to your school's LMS and SIS

Why is it important to integrate analytics to your school’s LMS and SIS?

School’s are collecting more and more student data via an increasing number of education technology platforms and systems. The problem is, these systems aren’t integrated. Online learning management systems (LMS) and student information systems (SIS) in particular capture and store … Read More

10 things schools can measure with education analytics software to get ahead

10 things schools can measure with education analytics software to get ahead

Since the education industry started to invest in data, schools have been concerned that their data may be scattered; unavailable; not good or ‘clean’ enough to embark on strategic data projects.  Schools often feel they need to wait until the … Read More

Why Should Schools and Universities Implement Education Analytics

Why Should Schools and Universities Implement Education Analytics?

Educators and students use PCs, tablets and smartphones every day for a variety of purposes, especially in this era of online learning. The educational data generated by these devices has the potential to change and improve the way we teach … Read More

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What is learning analytics?

Learning analytics is a powerful tool for educational institutions. Technology allows for the collection and reporting of all data about learners and teachers in ways that can enable educators and administrators to make better decisions and achieve better student outcomes.   … Read More

OctopusBI IWD 2021

IWD 2021: The Women in Technology who power OctopusBI

Each year on March 8th, International Women’s Day 2021 is one of the most important days of the year to celebrate the amazing women in our lives and around the world. This year the theme #ChooseToChallenge highlighted that we can … Read More