The data from students’ digital footprints can be an invaluable resource for institutions, teaching staff and the students themselves. It has many applications that can enrich students’ learning, wellbeing and integration into campus life.
One of the keys to establishing an approach that delivers benefits for students, teaching staff and institutions is the development of an institutional strategy for data-enhanced student success. Such a strategy should define institutional aims and roles and map out the steps required to deliver them. Most importantly, it should recognise the value of using data as a tool but position its use within the broader context of an institutional environment that motivates and encourages students to succeed.
Through DESSI, the Data-Enabled Student Success initiative, the National Forum and its partners from across the sector aim to work with institutions to develop sustainable, well-informed student success strategies for realising the potential of the data they already hold.
More Information on DESSI is available here.