Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Success among the Successful using Blackboard Analytics™

Presentation deck and abstract from my session at Blackboard World 2014. I also posted a few remarks on challenges associated with learning analytics at an institution with already high levels of student success HERE

How can a university that already has very high levels of student performance and retention use data from its Blackboard® learning management system to identify effective teaching practices and at risk students? Based on experience gained from a year-long pilot of Blackboard Analytics™ for Learn at Emory University, this presentation will discuss (1) several unique challenges associated with the use of Blackboard Analytics™ to monitor high performing students, (2) the value of Blackboard Analytics™ as a data warehouse against which to run custom queries and apply more sophisticated data mining techniques, and (3) several preliminary insights obtained through the application of those techniques at Emory University.