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Course signals at Purdue: using learning analytics to increase student success

Course signals at Purdue: using learning analytics to increase student success

In this paper, an early intervention solution for collegiate faculty called Course Signals is discussed. Course Signals was developed to allow instructors the opportunity to employ the power of learner analytics to provide real-time feedback to a student. Course Signals relies not only on grades to predict students’ performance, but also demographic characteristics, past academic history, and students’ effort as measured by interaction with Blackboard Vista, Purdue’s learning management system. The outcome is delivered to the students via a personalized email from the faculty member to each student, as well as a specific color on a stoplight – traffic signal – to indicate how each student is doing. The system itself is explained in detail, along with retention and performance outcomes... Show More

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