Data analytics has permeated most areas of corporate life—though that includes education. Although data and analytics are not yet used as a fundamental tool for the management and operation of schools, colleges and universities in India, it is a rapidly growing industry that can benefit from utilizing data analytics.
Analytics can improve operational decision-making and help measure whether an agency is performing on target.
Here are six areas where we find that data analytics can really help the education sector.
Traditional approaches based on collecting and using data:
Most educational institutions have traditionally held extensive data about students, often gleaned from their admissions forms and applications. This data includes any combination of: location, previous learning activities, health concerns, attendance, grades, religion and caste-based reservations, especially in India. Most institutions store this data, but smarter systems that can aggregate, compare and track data come in handy when it comes to tracking student progress.
Analytics and data-driven systems can help institutions tailor learning experiences and programs to student and faculty abilities, learning styles and preferences.
Educators can gain feedback on the performance of individual students and the entire class, and adjust their instructional materials and actions to better impact students. By examining feedback data, teachers can identify students who may need extra help or encouragement to spend more time with content and identify areas where the class as a whole is struggling.
“Learning analytics refers to the interpretation of a variety of data created by and collected on behalf of students to assess academic progress, predict future performance, and identify potential problems,” reads a statement letter from the U.S. Department of Education.
Most schools and colleges create learning content before learners start a course in the form of a curriculum, e.g. B. Textbook proof. Since each learner has a different level of knowledge at the beginning of the course, this method can be improved. Smart lessons adapt and adapt to each learner’s needs. Rather than a generic curriculum for the entire class, each student can develop their own curriculum based on their own life experiences, learning progress, and familiarity with the subject matter. Course content should be as adaptable, flexible and constantly updated as possible. The black box of education can be opened and customized according to the needs of each learner.
Governance and Management:
One of the basic things that analytics-based smart programs can regulate and control is the attendance and check-in times of students and teachers.Analysis of peripheral data may include use of physical services in the school or university, such as B. Access to library resources and learning support services.
Analytics and data science-based programs can help organizations gain a deeper understanding of student progress, helping them understand their strengths and weaknesses. Benefits include programs such as performing predictive analytics to identify students at increased risk of failure, enabling closed interaction for students with suggested interventions, communication and follow-up, and individualized intervention when needed.
Participatory teaching method:
In college, where professors, teaching assistants, and students need to collaborate on multiple projects, a smart learning environment can help keep everyone in sync. “Effective, efficient and engaging” conversations will help support the convergence of technology and pedagogy to create a cohesive ecosystem capable of sharing knowledge and skills in real time and on an ongoing basis.