Author: Iris Palmer
Source: New America
In the era of big data, many colleges and universities see the benefit of analyzing student data to improve the quality of the educational programs and services they offer. Especially for institutions that lack the resources to develop their own tools, partnering with vendors experienced in analytics is a common way to gain access to the tools and services necessary to optimize the use of data. However, there are a number of factors to consider when selecting a vendor, according to a recent report from New America.
Choosing a Predictive Analytics Vendor: A Guide for Colleges guides institutions in asking questions and setting expectations when identifying the best source of analytical tools. The report also provides readers with a toolkit for selecting a vendor that compliments an institution’s data needs, including matters of privacy and security, transparency, and ease of use, as well as considerations for contractual obligations and data ownership.
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