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Using human-centered design, learning science, and data mining to improve student success

Using human-centered design, learning science, and data mining to improve student success

by Dr. Adam Black

2017-10-30   |   Category: outcomes, learner outcomes, learning analytics, human centered design, learning science, learning analytics

We're delighted to launch our Learning Science and Insights website and share with you our approach. We hope there's something of interest here to all educators. 

Improving learner success is a complex process with many influencing factors. The responsibility couldn't be greater, and the benefits more profound. So, for our contribution, at Macmillan Learning we wanted to lay bare how we go about developing the most empathetic, effective, and impactful digital learning solutions. 

We hope you'll take a few minutes to read through the quick overview and be intrigued to dig deeper into a section of special interest to you - how we use design thinking to co-design with students, instructors, and institutions; how we leverage the best learning science and insights from data mining; how we iteratively design, test, and refine a solution and the surprises and insights into students we get along the way; and how we partner with colleges to execute rigorous studies to explore variations in how students, instructors, and institutions use a product and the outcomes they achieve. 

We're also delighted to share with you the generous and passionate experts who guide and challenge every step of our approach. We are continuously learning and improving, and aim to provide rigor and transparency in what we do.

 We will be sharing regular findings In The News section of the website which we hope will be of interest and that you'll check in regularly.