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Seeking Better Metrics?

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Upcoming Events and Resources to Advance Your Understanding of Performance Measurement

With exam season right around the corner, we’re nearing the end of the post-secondary academic year. For instructors and educators, however, the learning season is just beginning. As students turn in their final projects and classes wind down, it’s time for educational leaders to start investing in their own learning.

Performance measurement is one area of keen interest among education leaders. From understanding the use of metrics in educational processes to implementing sophisticated measurement strategies such as balanced scorecards, metrics are instrumental in helping instructors, staff, and administrators understand and facilitate student learning progress, measure retention and engagement, and broadly track educational data over time to identify trends and patterns.

Over the coming months, many of you will be seeking out conferences, seminars, and training opportunities to advance your understanding of the use of metrics in the education realm.

Unsure of what’s available? Not to worry! We’ve curated a list of upcoming industry conferences and events on the topic. See what we have planned for the month ahead.

Have a look at what’s available in April 2019:

April 3-5 ‒ OLC Innovate Conference

Description: Heading to OLC Innovate in Denver? Visit D2L at booth #209 to learn more about the Brightspace learning platform. Schedule a personalized demo, and be sure to mark your calendar for our speaking sessions on April 4. Not attending? Please follow us on our social channels for highlights from the event.

April 10 – Education Dive Webinar ‒ “Leveraging Data to Support Learner Success”

Description: In part one of this three-part webinar series, Education Dive and D2L’s own Christopher Sessums will dive deep into the benefits and challenges facing higher education institutions as they analyze LMS data and develop new actions and approaches. Join the live session, and check out the podcast “The Best Uses of LMS Data” to learn how you can better leverage data to support learner success.

April 17 – Inside Higher Ed Event ‒ “The Future of General Education”

Description: This Inside Higher Ed event in Washington, DC, will explore issues that cross sector boundaries. Do students understand gen ed requirements? Does it matter if they don’t? How can colleges best evaluate their gen ed requirements? And are gen ed requirements too extensive or lacking in rigor? Join the D2L team on-site at this important industry event to learn how we can help you achieve your institution’s general education goals.

April 23 – Inside Higher Ed Webinar ‒ “Why Metrics Matter”

Description: In this webinar, Inside Higher Ed explores the key metrics colleges are seeking to measure, the use of data to improve teaching and learning, and the continued industry debate over data measurement and management strategies. Join the live session, and download the booklet “Why Metrics Matter” to dive deeper into why metrics matter.

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