Identifying individual students who are at-risk of dropping out is often a subjective exercise in higher education.
Predictive Analytics in a World of Choices
As higher education continues to leverage student data and make predictions as to whether students will enroll, be retained, and graduate, the inevitable question that comes up is … why do students behave the way they do?
In January of 2011, IBM Watson made its debut on Jeopardy; since then the Watson technology platform has been applied to education, customer engagement, financial services, IoT, and the medical industry.
SightLine has discovered through focused research that, on average, twice as many students leave their degrees during summer break than during winter break. Is this exodus a result of the temporal difference between the two vacations?