Seeing Students as People in the World
As part of the Kresge Foundation (Siyaphumelela) project, the Wits University introduced a comprehensive Biographical Questionnaire on students' school and personal backgrounds, to enhance the understanding of how a student's socio-economic background would influence his/her chances of success at university level. This questionnaire collects comprehensive data on a number of variables in relation to student background including: home location; form of dwelling space; learning-enabling facilities at home and at the high school where the student matriculated; and various details of home-background information (i.e. financial affordability, family structure, educational background of family members, etc.).
The questionnaire was piloted in 2014 through a study commissioned by the Faculty of Health Sciences with the view to revising a questionnaire that would be used to collect student background data during the application process for new MBBCh students.
- Colleges use job-market data to shape curriculum
Sep 11, 2017. Community colleges use data gathered from online job listings to develop more programmes geared toward getting students ready for the workforce.
- World Free Scholarships and Grants Portal
Aug 28, 2017.
- 2017 Trends and Technologies: iPASS
May 28, 2017. The focus of this report is the 11 trends and 13 strategic technologies associated with Integrated Planning and Advising for Student Success (iPASS).
- Mining the power of data to boost student success
Aug 11, 2017. A news article reporting on the recent Siyaphumelela conference 2017 held at the Wanderers club in Johannesburg.
- Over half of SA students feel unprepared for tertiary education
Aug 21, 2017. A news article reporting on the The 2017 PPS Student Confidence Index (SCI) survey which reveals that less than half of respondents felt prepared for the transition from secondary to HEd.
- Why Open Data matters in Higher Education
Aug 16, 2017. A blog post advocating for Universities to to embrace the potential transformational power of Open Data.
- THE LEARNING ANALYTICS REPORT CARD
Aug 21, 2017. This project asks: ‘How can University teaching teams develop critical and participatory approaches to educational data analysis?’ It seeks to develop ways of involving students as research partners and active participants in their own data
- Siyaphumelela Conference 2017 VIDEOS
Jul 25, 2017.
- Summer Melt
Jul 17, 2017. A podcast ( with transcript available) on why students don't show up for college afetr applying to do so.
- Data Dive
Jul 19, 2017. Georgia State's extensive predictive analytics efforts are leading to better grades and student retention -- and more minorities graduating from STEM programs
- Learning Analytics Report Card
This project asks: ‘How can University teaching teams develop critical and participatory approaches to educational data analysis?’ It seeks to develop ways of involving students as research partners and active participants in their own data
- Digital Ethics Lab
Based at Oxford University, the lab seeks to tackle the ethical challenges posed by digital innovation. The goal is to identify the benefits and enhance the positive opportunities of digital innovation as a force for good, and avoid or mitigate its risks and shortcomings.
- Carnegie Maths Pathways
A website dedicated to the Carnegie Math Pathways which allows one to sign up as an Explorer to learn more about their approach and impact, review their curriculum and instructor resources, and more.
- Higher Education Data Analyser
HEMIS Data presented through a dashboard
- Student Success Plan (SSP)
SSP is designed to improve retention, academic performance, persistence, graduation rates, and time to degree. The open source SSP case management software supports a holistic coaching and counseling model which expedites proactive interventions for stude
- Council on Higher Education (CHE)
The Council on Higher Education (CHE) is an independent statutory body established in May 1998 in terms of the Higher Education Act (Act No 101 of 1997),and it functions as the Quality Council for Higher Education in South Africa.
- Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)
The Department of Higher Education was created in 2009 and is responsible for tertiary education, post-schooling and skills development in South Africa.
- Data Analysis and Data Visualisation Resources (OER Commons)
ISKME created OER Commons, launched in 2007, to support and build a knowledge base around the use and reuse of open educational resources (OER). As a network for teaching and learning materials, the site offers engagement with resources for curriculum ali
- Next Generation Learning - Resources on Learning Analytics
Next Generation Learning Challenges is a collaborative, multi-year initiative created to address the barriers to educational innovation and tap the potential of technology to dramatically improve college readiness and completion in the United States. This
- Learning and Knowledge Analytics Course Site
This site is devoted to learning and knowledge analytics – a growing area of interest to educators, administrators, and entrepreneurs.