The Knowledge Media Institute of the Open University, UK developed OU Analyse, a software that predicts students at risk. OU Analyse builds upon two previous projects (Retain and the OU-Microsoft Research Cambridge project). OU analyse uses machine learning techniques to develop predictive models based on demographics and VLE usage data.
The software provides a dashboard reporting the aggregated prediction value of several models for all students of a module. Furthermore, the tool discloses the underlying reasoning for its prediction. Currently, the institute develops an activity recommender that can recommend activities to students to improve their performance. Course chairs, module teams, and student support teams use the predictions of OU Analyse to contact and support students.
[This synopsis originally coded by the LAEP project - Learning Analytics for European educational Policy https://laepanalytics.wordpress.com/]