Data & Analtics
Edsby Intros Learning Analytics
a cloud-based engagement and data aggregation for K-12 school
districts, has introduced real-time learning analytics. The
announcement was made at this week's ISTE 2016 conference and expo taking place in Denver, CO.
learning analytics capabilities of Edsby are designed to help educators
"identify at-risk students and find trends in achievement data in
real-time across an individual class, school, group of schools or whole
school district, depending on the user's role," according to a news
release. The system also helps to identify specific learning
competencies or standards where students struggle most, so teachers can
adjust their instruction accordingly.
Key features of Edsby's learning analytics include:
- Data collection from the Edsby learning management system or other LMS systems, gradebooks and other sources;
- Data analysis that lets districts aggregate data and monitor trends in real-time;
- Identification of specific competencies or learning standards where students struggle most; and
- Scalability for large or small school districts.
Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, FL was a beta test site for Edsby's learning analytics and
has been capturing data about its 206,000 students for the entire
2015-16 school year, with 1.3 million records entering the district's
Edsby analytics system every school day.
"Even in beta, the new
Edsby analytics are helping us understand differences and similarities
in schools across our district," said Gregory Hart, manager of Web
Communications for Hillsborough County Public Schools. "Student risk
analyses, geographic distributions of student achievement and more
could ultimately help us see where to optimize, and these real-time
graphs and charts can be shared among district or even school level
Edsby's new learning analytics capabilities will be available to Edsby customers in time for the 2016-17 school year.
Further information can be found on Edsby's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at [email protected].