SUSS using data analytics to cater to student needs

Professor Koh Hian Chye (left), head of the Institutional Research and Analytics Unit at SUSS, and Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, SUSS president.
Professor Koh Hian Chye (left), head of the Institutional Research and Analytics Unit at SUSS, and Professor Cheong Hee Kiat, SUSS president.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

School hopes to use data on past results to improve future performance

Varsities have always collected information about students, from their grades to the courses they take.

Such data was hardly used in the past. But today, universities are looking at how to study such data, to tailor learning to students' needs - a field known as learning and predictive analytics.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'SUSS using data analytics to cater to student needs'. Print Edition | Subscribe