A recent PBS Newshour report explored how universities are using big data to help students succeed. John Fritz, assistant vice-president for instructional technology, was interviewed about his study, which uses course feedback to improve student performance.
Fritz examines how performance changes when students are told how their grades and time spent on class materials compare to their classmates. “Students who access those comparisons can be “nudged” to put in more effort, according to Fritz,” the article reported. “His early results show a 4 percent bump in those students’ final grades.”
Read “Can just-in-time advice keep more college students on track?” in PBS Newshour.