As this is a highly participatory event focused on scaling innovation. Attendees are encouraged to volunteer to actively participate in one of three ways:
- “5 in 5” Presentation – presenters will have 5 minutes and a limit of 5 slides to present information and results from one high-impact analytics-driven initiative from their institution. These will be engaging, high-impact, TED talk style presentations and will be professionally recorded for asynchronous viewing.
- Breakout Sessions – 50 minute deep-dives on any topic related to analytics strategy, implementations, or interventions. Sessions may take a variety of forms — traditional lectures, panels, hands-on workshops — and will be divided into two tracks:
- Technical Track – Sessions in this track will address questions about working with data itself, including database customization, data validation, and data mining. Talks, workshops, and presentations will be of particular interest to DBAs, data warehousing professionals, analysts, and researchers.
- Practitioner Track – Sessions in this track will focus on the ways that institutions are putting data into practice by informing process optimization and an improved experience for students. Presentations in this track will be of particular interest to administrators, instructional designers, and student success professionals.
- Institutional Success Tour Stop – 10 – 15 minute presentations accompanied by one-page summaries describing a high-impact data-informed initiative in progress. The institutional success tour is similar to the traditional delivery of poster presentations, but with more structure and an emphasis on generating actionable feedback.
Participants will work collaboratively with meeting organizers to produce high quality and effective representations of their institutions’ work and achievements. Ideas may touch on any topic of relevance to the use of educational data in higher education including, but not limited to the following:
- Learning Analytics
- Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence
- Integrated Planning and Advising
- Cultural Change
- Codes of Practice and Data Governance
- Student success initiatives and interventions
If you would like to present at the Blackboard Analytics Symposium, please complete the form below. Presentations will be accepted on a rolling basis.