Wednesday 5th June, 2013
4:45pm to 5:30pm
Over the past two years Marist College has lead the NGLC-funded Open Academic Analytics Initiative (OAAI) which 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.
With this project coming to its conclusion, there is interest in expanding the OAAI work and possibly creating a "learning analytics" project within Apereo. Although open to all related topics, this BOF will focus on discussions related to expanding learning analytics work within the Apereo community which could include Sakai as well as many other Apereo projects (Student Success Plan, uPortal, Bedeworks, etc.) which provide useful data for predictive analytics.
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.
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