Student Success Plan (SSP) Included as an Apereo Project

The Apereo Foundation is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Student Success Plan (SSP) project in the Apereo Learning analytics initiative.

SSP (http://www.studentsuccessplan.org/) is case management software supporting a holistic coaching and counseling model, and expediting proactive interventions for students in need. SSP is designed to improve retention, academic performance, persistence, graduation rates, and time to degree.

Further details of Student Success Plan are available from https://wiki.jasig.org/display/SSP/SSP+Email+Lists
or from Russ Little  at russ.little[at]sinclair[dot]edu

The aims of the Apereo Learning analytics initiative are to accelerate the operationalization of Learning Analytics software and frameworks, support the validation of analytics pilots across institutions, and to work together so as to avoid duplication.
The Initiative also includes the Open Academic Analytics initiative (OAAI) from Marist College, a proven open-source academic early alert system - https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/x/8aWCB . The University of Amsterdam has sponsored a protocol update for Sakai CLE and Apereo OAE's which enables the applications to store student activity in a secure repository called a Learning Record Store - https://confluence.sakaiproject.org/display/TINCAN/Home . This feature simplifies cross validation of Learning Analytics projects. The University of Amsterdam is also planning to build a community sourced Learning Record Store that should be seen as an integral part of a maturing OAAI framework.

If you are interested in working towards a community sourced analytics infrastructure, incubating software, sharing requirements, cross validating analytics pilots, while working in a wider community of interest then please contact:

Alan Berg:  Community Officer for the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative analytics-coordinator[at]apereo[dot]org

A mailing list to support discussion of analytics across Apereo projects has been established - analytics[at]apereo.org[dot] You can subscribe by sending a message to analytics+subscribe[at]apereo[dot]org