Colleges Are Banding Together Digitally to Help Students Succeed. Here’s How.
Alexander C. Kafka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Imagine data from millions of students, at dozens of universities, that educators could analyze for sweeping trends but also sift down to the level of each participant in each lesson of every class. Now imagine cross-referencing that information with other stats on those students’ backgrounds and demographics. The resulting insights could elevate teaching and student success to a whole new level.
A forward-looking consortium called Unizin is building just such a database. And as artificial intelligence gets more complex, more promising, and more expensive, such joint ventures could well be the new shape of digital higher education.