More institutions are now taking advantage of Analytical Dashboard Software, whether it be in the form of Excel Dashboard Software or Online Dashboards using some kind of SAAS service - study plans are developed based on data taken from students. Because of Analytics, courses have been tailor-made for classes, and one class is unique from another. Analytics also provide a gauge for academicians to rate their institutions and themselves, using it as a tool for improvement and solutions-based programs.
The Role of Analytics in Higher Education
In a study for ECAR 2012, various words and themes emerged to define analytics. These are classroom use, prediction, automatic data, Google, course distribution, data mining, and metrics. Synthesizing these terms, analytics is defined as the process of gathering and interpreting data to address, give light to, or answer a strategic question.