McGraw-Hill Education intros real-time analytics on student performance

By Rhea Kelly Today at SXSWedu in Austin, McGraw-Hill Education introduced Connect Insight, a data analytics and visualization tool that provides at-a-glance views of student performance in real time via a tablet device. Connect Insight automates the data analysis process so that instructors can pinpoint how each student is performing individually and relative to peers, as well as gauge the effectiveness of their assignments. It also acts as an early warning system to immediately identify and help struggling students. “This method and technology smells of sulfur. Why are educators so compelled to reduce students to digits? (Please don’t say it is because of standardized testing. That’s too easy of an answer.) While René Descartes would approve of this approach, we think it is the core of the problems with education today.” Read the entire article here:

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