Monday, September 17, 2018

Use of Elements of Success (EoS)—a learning analytics platform in ICON that gives students and their instructors real-time data on how they’re doing in the course—has skyrocketed in recent years.


About 1,200 students in one course used the grade-predicting tool the first year, 2014-15. This year, 6,200 students in 16 courses are using it in the summer and fall semesters alone.


EoS provides students feedback, data visualizations, and targeted messages to help them understand how they are currently performing in their course. It indicates their projected grade, and gives suggestions and resources for improving their performance.


EoS helps instructors guide students to succeed. They too can see real-time performance data and anticipated grades, and can provide customized feedback targeted to individual students.


The Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology (OTLT) researched the impact of EoS on students, finding that students who regularly visited EoS achieved significantly higher scores on subsequent exams and received higher final grades than those who didn’t use EoS.


They also found that students who had an estimated grade of a D or lower in EoS were more likely to receive a passing final grade, in comparison to students who did not use EoS. Students expressed a strong desire to use in all courses to monitor and manage performance


The OTLT Research & Assessment staff will present a seminar overview of faculty and student feedback and usage implications on Thursday, November 1, 12:00-1:15 p.m. in 2520D UCC. All are welcome. Please register to attend.