UNLV Predicts Student Success and Prepares for the Final U.S. Presidential Election Debate with Splunk
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLK), the leading software platform for real-time
Operational Intelligence, today announced that the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas (UNLV) is boosting student achievement and experience through
learning analytics on the Splunk platform. Splunk is also helping the
UNLV IT team prepare to host the final U.S. Presidential election debate
on Wednesday, October 19th. Splunk will help ensure UNLV's web
properties and network infrastructure stay online during an expected
spike in traffic during the debate, while also helping to proactively
monitor and analyze the debate's associated web and social media data.
Learn more about how UNLV uses insights from Splunk by reading the case
study and watching the video.
"We immediately made an impact across networking, datacenter and
application support using Splunk Enterprise as our platform for machine
data. Inspired by Splunk's flexibility and impact out of the box, we
quickly realized we could expand our use of Splunk into academic
research too," said Cam Johnson, manager of the Network Operations
Center, UNLV. "Our research into how our students learn is helping us
identify where and when student support is needed, enabling instructors
to lead students toward academic success based on early indicators.
Retention, progression and completion are very important to our mission
and Splunk helps us meet these goals."
UNLV is a rising national public research university serving 29,000
students. The university has used Splunk Enterprise for several years in
IT operations to monitor the efficiency of its IT infrastructure and to
help identify potential issues. UNLV's Network Operations Center uses
Splunk to ensure fast resolutions, system uptime and performance across
the university for a more satisfying campus experience.
UNLV first used Splunk to analyze logs from its Learning Management
System (LMS) for IT troubleshooting. With grant
support from the National
Science Foundation, the University then expanded its use of the
platform into learning analytics research to improve how students learn.
By mining and querying clickstream data from the LMS, UNLV researchers
view which learning resources and studying behaviors most affect how
well individual students perform. With this data, UNLV has developed the
Early Warning and Learning Strategy Intervention program for instructors
to identify students at risk of poor performance and to provide such
students with customized learning materials to enable them to perform
In pilot programs, researchers collect data on students' learning habits
during the first four weeks of a course, and can then identify, with
about 80 percent accuracy, any student who will eventually earn a C
grade or lower in the course. Using this data as part of the
intervention program, the instructor can then give the student specific
feedback on how to improve. As a result, UNLV has seen better student
success rates, with up to a third of students improving to A or B
grades, and experienced lower class dropout rates.
"Predictive analytics can impact the world in untold ways, and UNLV is
showing us the art of the possible. The University's novel use of the
Splunk platform to identify students who may underachieve is a solid
example of the kind of change machine data can deliver to universities
around the world," said Kevin Davis, vice president of public sector,
Splunk. "Educational institutions are analyzing data to provide better
services to students, to keep critical IT services running, and to
protect student data and the university infrastructure. Exciting
developments like learning analytics only reinforce the need for the
Splunk platform on campus to help better position students for success."
Splunk4Good Supports UNLV's Project Lead the Way STEM Training
UNLV also received a $25,000 grant from the Splunk4Good
initiative to support the university's fifth annual Project
Lead the Way STEM (PLTW Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
training program for middle and high school teachers. UNLV's Howard R.
Hughes College of Engineering is one of more than 8,000 schools in 50
states to host PLTW programs. This year's training, which took place
between July and August, included 80 teachers from 60 schools. With the
grant from Splunk4Good, the training was able to offer a new course
called Computer Science Principles, designed specifically for high
school teachers. This commitment is part of the Splunk
Pledge initiative announced last month at .conf2016.
About Splunk Inc.
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data to deliver Operational Intelligence for security, IT and the
business. Splunk provides the enterprise machine data fabric that drives
digital transformation. More than 12,000 customers in over 110 countries
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