PhD in Education, Specialized in Learning Analytics in Higher Education
If you’re passionate about helping institutions of higher education enhance results, Northcentral University’s online PhD degree program with a specialization in learning analytics in higher education may be a great fit with your goals. The curriculum helps students evaluate how data can be used in colleges, universities and other post-secondary educational settings to improve institutional accountability, student success and retention. Other uses for data, such as facilities management, are also explored.
The program immerses students into the field by exploring the history and types of data analytics, and examining proven theories and useful best practices as they apply to higher education. You will study the proper identification, utility and application of relevant data in the classroom, and explore research methods and tools to extract and analyze data and related predictive statistical tests.
This online graduate degree also provides a unique look into the role of technology and Learning Management Systems in personal learning, intelligent data and adaptive modeling, and investigates the proper use of analytics to help build institutional capacity and improve outcomes.