Real-­time indicators and targeted supports: Using online platform data to accelerate student learning

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Statway is one of the Community College Pathways initiatives designed to promote students' success in their developmental math sequence and reduce the time required to earn college credit. A recent causal analysis confirmed that Statway dramatically increased students' success rates in half the time across two different cohorts. These impressive results also obtain results across the gender and race/ethnicity groups. However, there is still room for improvement. Students who did not succeed overall in Statway often did not complete the first of the two-course sequence. Therefore, the objective of this study is to formulate a series of indicators from self-report and online learning system data, alerting instructors to students' progress during the first weeks of the first course in the Statway sequence.

Citation: Ouajdi Manai, Hiroyuki Yamada and Christopher Thorn (2016). "Real-­time indicators and targeted supports: Using online platform data to accelerate student learning". In Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Learning Analytics & Knowledge (LAK '16). ACM, New York.