Tuesday 4th June, 2013
1:00pm to 1:45pm
The Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) has developed an open-source academic early alert system using Sakai and Pentaho, an open-source Business Intelligence tool, designed to identify students who are at risk to not complete their courses? successfully and then deploy an intervention intended to help the student succeed. The system includes a predictive model which has been released under an open-source license using a standard markup Language to facilitate use and enhancement by others. The system has been deployed to over 2200 students across four different institutions. Based on these pilots, research on critical scaling factors such as the ?portability? of such predictive models and success of intervention strategies has been conducted. Our presentation will update the community on this initiative and our latest research findings as well as discuss future work. A related BOF for those interested in working to expand this initiative will also be scheduled.
Senior Academic Technology Officer
As the Senior Academic Technology Officer for Marist College, Mr. Baron directs the office of Academic Technology and eLearning which is responsible for overseeing a wide range of instructional technology initiatives, including distance learning, faculty professional development, and learner support. He also plays a leadership role in strategic planning for the College in areas of academic and information technology. Over the past two years he has served as the Principle Investigator (PI) for the Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) which was funded through an EDUCAUSE Next Generation Learning Challenges grant.
Mr. Baron was first elected to the Sakai Foundation Board of Directors in 2008 and re-elected for a second three year term in 2011. He has served as Foundation Board Chair for three years between 2009 and 2012. He is also a member of the Education Dynamics Advisory Board, one of the leading distance education marketing companies in the United States. Before coming to Marist, Mr. Baron was the Associate Director of Instructional Technology at Stevens Institute of Technology. In this capacity, he helped lead a $10 million U.S. Department of Education technology initiative working both at the K-12 and college level. During this time he was also a member of the Stevens WebCampus initiative and developed one of the first Stevens online graduate courses.
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. JoAnna Schilling currently serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cerritos College. Prior to taking on this position, Dr. Schilling served as Dean of Arts and Cultural Programs, Continuing and Contract Education, and Interim Vice President, Academic Affairs, all at Rio Hondo College. Before coming to Rio Hondo, she was Assistant Vice President of Student and Career Services at Corinthian Colleges, and taught theatre at UC Irvine, Riverside Community College, and South Coast Repertory Theatre, where she also worked in the education and literary departments. Her plays have been produced in Los Angeles, New York, Florida and Boston. She has a Ph.D. in education from Oregon State University, an M.F.A. in playwriting from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in English from Smith College.
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