Solving the Learning Data Puzzle: The Unizin Common Data Model

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If you’re thinking about how to improve student success – and who isn’t in higher ed? – then data and analytics about teaching and learning are probably on your mind. It can be a daunting subject. There is so much data all around us – about students and courses; the planning, design, and delivery of instruction; and learning behaviors and results – that it may feel overwhelming. How can all of this… Read More

Using Data in Higher Ed

Amin Qazi

Unizin is a very special collaborative effort. Our Consortium exists because of a vision shared by thought leaders at some of the nation’s most respected research universities. We are not a technology concern, but an organization committed to the improvement of teaching and learning. As part of that mission, we collect data on student engagement during the learning process, and we believe that data is the key to unlocking the next iteration… Read More

University of Michigan Furthers On-Campus Analytics with Help from Unizin Partnership

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When Chris Brooks attended the Unizin Innovation Summit last October, he was hoping to walk away with more knowledge about Unizin. He found more than he expected. Brooks, a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Director of Learning Analytics and Research at the Office of Academic Innovation, was in the midst of adapting an early warning system for faculty at the University of Michigan to leverage Canvas data. The… Read More

Diving into Canvas Data at the University of Iowa

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Diving into data is not for the faint of heart. Just ask Sam Van Horne. Working for the University of Iowa Office of Assessment and liaison to Unizin, Van Horne is surrounded by data all day–tables and lists, schemas and sets of it. As the University of Iowa nears the halfway point in its Canvas migration, Van Horne and his team have started exploring what kind of data the learning management system… Read More