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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

Retrofit or Refresh: The Next Steps for Global Edtech

Earlier this year we hit the road travelling to the US and attending some huge events in the field – South by Southwest EDU in Austin, the California Charter Schools Conference in Long Beach, and Spring CUE in Palm Springs.  … 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

How to retain our employees- What the corporate world needs to learn from schools

How to retain our employees: What the corporate world needs to learn from schools

Whilst I’ve had my head down in EdTech, working closely with schools, teachers and parents over the last few years, I haven’t had much opportunity to look up and out at what’s been happening in the wider business world.  But … 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

Can Mentorship Fill the Education Gap?

Can Mentorship Fill the Education Gap?

In my last article I called 2021 the year of Resilience. We learned how to endure uncertainty, manage constant anxiety and weather repeated lockdowns. Let’s be honest – we missed out on a lot.  I’d like for 2022 to be … 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

Title: Why I Founded a Business Built for the Future of Learning

Why I Founded a Business Built for the Future of Learning

As a systems engineer and developer working in the IT department of Sydney’s oldest and most prestigious K-12 schools, I developed a passion for education and how our students will shape our futures.  It was only when I had children … 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