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Nice article today in the Chronicle about course sequence analysis. Glad to see the Chronicle covering this type of emerging work ni institutional research.

Interesting notion towards the end about statistically "controlling" for student's personality to improve the power of the analysis - hunch?

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Hi everyone,

I'd like to hear from this international group on your experiences in using technology to support completion. This article references some good work in the US, but I believe I've read this is less of a problem in European universities. Analytics will no doubt be helpful, but what can institutions learn that would help them right now?

What's your secret?

Technology and the completion agenda: http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2010/11/09/completion


by Jeff Grann -

Hi Everyone,

I'm really glad to have stumbled across this course and surprised at the number of people interested in this topic. Feels reassuring to know the reach of these ideas and I'm glad to be with you on this journey.

I work as Associate Director of Assessment and Learning Analytics at Capella University in Minneapolis, MN. Being a practitioner in this emerging field, I've got a fairly broad and eccelectic set of interests in this area. Here some topics on my mind right now; predictive modeling, measurement, potential of standards, organizational development, critical learnign pathways, scale, faculty engagement, and new specialist roles. I'd love to meet others that work in these areas broadly and collaborate on new developments that support the maturation of this young field.

Jeff D. Grann, Ph.D.
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