Harvard Online: Student Data Shows How Schools Are Getting More Educated
Harvard University announced plans to release new data about the online learning experience that students experience at schools.
The Harvard College of Education’s online learning data project, called The Learning Experience Report, will release in 2019.
The report will provide insight into the performance of schools and their online learning systems, including what types of courses are available and how well students learn.
The report will include data on the amount of learning, including completion rates, the number of courses completed and the average time students spent in each course, according to the release.
The information will also include data for the types of online learning experiences students have used, including video, quizzes, assignments and other resources.
The data will also examine the effectiveness of different types of education systems.
“With more than 200,000 students across Harvard and across the globe, the Learning Experience Survey provides us with a baseline for our future research and analysis,” said Harvard Dean for Learning and Education, Daniel J. Bischoff, in the release, which was made public Wednesday.
“We are excited about the opportunity to learn more about how the Learning Experiences are being implemented in our colleges and universities.”
In the past, the report has been used by some universities to measure the success of their online offerings.
In the 2017 report, Harvard identified that its online learning offered more than 1,000 courses, including many that students could take with no credit.
That report also noted that students in certain courses were more likely to complete those courses and learn a higher level of information than students in other classes.