The Power of Predictive Analytics

Campus Technology
September 25, 2013

The promise of predictive analytics in higher ed continues to entice--for good reason. It can change student lives. In the two years that the American Public University System has been applying predictive analytics to its online learners, for example, the dropout rate has fallen by 17 percent. To achieve this result, APUS analyzes 187 data points that help pinpoint students who are likely to withdraw within the next five days. According to Phil Ice, APUS' VP of research and development, this capability "has catalyzed a whole series of changes in the way that faculty and advisers interact with students."

 
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