How Predictive Analytics Can Impact Student Retention

Workshop Session 2

Brief Abstract

Student retention is one of the most challenging issues facing higher education today. Early intervention is key to ensuring students stay on track, but alert systems have been in the market for more than 15 years, and on-time completion rates have only seen a 1% improvement in that time.

The Brightspace Student Success System™ is a new kind of early intervention system that uses predictive analytics to improve students’ chances of success. It acts as a personalized academic progress tool to help instructors quickly identify at-risk students and take action.

Learn how several higher education institutions are using Brightspace to improve student outcomes and retention rates with proven results.

Sponsored By


Kenneth is responsible for D2L’s executive level advisory boards, and its research program. Joining the D2L team shortly after its founding, he has fostered a strong commitment to client success and pushing the vision of where technology can enable learning transformation. He has held senior leadership roles in customer support, product management, design, and strategy and continues to be deeply involved with customers and product vision. Prior to D2L, Kenneth worked at a global database company in customer support and a mobile startup as a developer. Kenneth graduated from the University of Guelph with a Bachelor of Science in Math & Statistics, and a Bachelor of Computing. In his spare time he enjoys martial arts, harmonica, and tree climbing.

Extended Abstract

***Please note*** This is a National Sponsor presentation, not a workshop session.  This presentation will take place in the Makeover Studio Sessions presentation area in the exhibit hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor).