The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education

Organization: New America
Author: Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer
Published: October 24, 2016

In ‘The Promise and Peril of Predictive Analytics in Higher Education: A Landscape Analysis,’ authors Manuela Ekowo and Iris Palmer describe how predictive analytics are used in higher education to identify students who need extra support, steer students in courses they will do well in, and provide digital tools that can customize the learning process for individual students. The paper also outlines the ethical concerns involved in using data to make predictions and its impact on underrepresented students.