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Webinar: What data from 3 million learners can tell us about effective course design

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent research shows the tremendous potential of learning analytics, but most of this research has been limited to a single course or a small number of courses within a single institution. What if we were able to look at course interaction data from millions of learners enrolled in thousands of courses from hundreds of institutions? Researchers at Blackboard are doing just that.

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In this online presentation, Dr. John Whitmer, Blackboard's Director of Analytics and Research, will review some exciting new findings and implications from a large-scale analysis of learning management system (LMS) activity and grade data from 927 institutions, 70,000 courses, and 3.3 million students.

Some of the most significant findings include:

  • The most consistent predictor of student achievement is not time in LMS, but rather how frequently a student looked at their grades
  • More tool use is not always better.  In fact, more tool use often results in diminishing returns
  •  When it comes to assessments and assignments, students who spend more than an average amount of time with course materials actually see a decrease course grade

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM EDT

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Featured Presenters:
Dr. John Whitmer, Director of Analytics and Research

About Blackboard Inc.
Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. For more information about Blackboard, follow us on Twitter @Blackboard.

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