This study seeks to help students understand the impact of their learning behaviors through predictive modelling software and visualizations of their learning patterns and practices.
Cyberlearning and socio-technical systems
UMSI and Blackboard have formed a collaboration to investigate how students perceive performance dashboards generated by Learning Management Systems (LMS) used for coursework conducted in the context of higher education.
UMSI Research Professor Stephanie Teasley served as the principal investigator on a doctoral consortium at the 2015 Learning Analytics and Knowledge Conference, a gathering of researchers, practitioners, and learners leveraging the power of big data to create substantial impact within higher education and learning.
With a grant from the African Studies Center in the U-M College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, UMSI Associate Professor Kentaro Toyama’s project studies the impact of digital technologies on educational outcomes in African universities.
UMSI research professor Stephanie Teasley will be collaborating with U-M School of Education professors Barry Fishman and Stuart Karabenick and postdoctoral research fellow Kara Makara on this MCubed project that will examine how social and academic networks can affect student performance.
UMSI Research Professor Stephanie Teasley is spearheading a project to build a new funder's network that supports innovations in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning.
The Virtual Space Interaction Testbed (VISIT) was a UMSI initiative that applied advanced cyberinfrastructure capabilities to the challenges of effective collaboration between geographically distributed sites. With facilities on the UM Central and North Campuses, the School of Information was a natural testbed for conducting this kind of experimentation into how distributed organizations can be better supported using a combination of advanced networking and computing.