Special Reports

Big Data for Student Success Still Limited to Early Adopters

Jim Slosiarek For The Chronicle

At the U. of Iowa, Sam Van Horne (seated) and his staff members run a big-data project that provides students and instructors in certain courses with continually updated dashboards of information, including a forecast of the student's final grade.
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At the University of Iowa, "General Chemistry I" enrolls as many as 1,500 students a semester. They can go to the lectures in person — 8 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in a Chemistry Building auditorium that seats 395 — or watch recordings through...

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