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Wednesday, May 17 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Implications of Learning Analytics Research for LMS Course Design

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Can we analyze different ways that the LMS is used and make recommendations for course designs that will improve engagement? Drawing on two studies of differing scale, conducted independently -- 1,400 courses at UMBC in 2013-14 and 70,000 courses hosted by Blackboard in 2016 -- this article will discuss complementary (and contrasting) methods and findings, and explore implications about LMS course redesign as a scalable form of institutional intervention for improved student achievement.

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John Fritz

Assoc. Vice President, Instructional Technology, Division of Information Technology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
John Fritz is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in UMBC's Division of Information Technology. He is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, learning analytics and user support. John holds a Ph.D in Language, Literacy and Culture... Read More →
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John Whitmer

Learning Analytics and Research Director, Blackboard
John is the Analytics and Research Director at Blackboard. In this position, he leads the data science efforts conducting research into the use of Blackboard’s teaching and learning solutions. He also manages the integration of these results into analytics features within applications... Read More →

Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Tower Court D