Blackboard Opens Field Trial for Learning Analytics Solution

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A press release from Blackboard provides evidence of uptake of learning analytics at scale. The press release begins:

"WASHINGTON – January 10, 2012 –Blackboard Inc. has partnered with several colleges and universities that will test-drive its new solution for learning analytics, the company announced today. The institutions will pilot the new solution – Blackboard Analytics™ for Blackboard Learn™, and provide feedback to the company.

"Blackboard plans for the solution to provide a complete view of teaching and learning, monitoring usage patterns and data in the learning management system (LMS) along with information from the student information system. The real-time and longitudinal data generated by the system would be used to help better engage students, measure and improve learning outcomes, and assess the adoption and use of online learning tools.

"A number of four-year colleges and universities and two-year community colleges are participating in the field trial, including the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Seton Hall University, Grand Rapids Community College and Montgomery County Community College. All of the institutions currently use Blackboard Learn 9.1 for learning management, and will provide feedback on the solution as well as how they use the information it generates to help shape final development of the product."

Citation: Blackboard Opens Field Trial for Learning Analyitcs Solution (Press Release: 10 January 2012). | Url: http://www.blackboard.com/news-and-events/Press-Releases.aspx?releaseid=1646731