The Learning Analytics Roadmap: Support Your Learning Case In Moodle With Zoola [LAR Series #5]

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Updated on August 14, 2020

The ROI on Learning is a powerful framework to understand the relationship between elearning and performance.

On one end, there is an “organizational mission statement,” which in most cases centers around profit, or financial sustainability at least. Recently, teams, particularly those following agile project management approaches, have embraced the “core value proposition” instead.

On the learning end, it’s less clear cut. Let’s say —hopefully— that our organization has clear strategic goals for their learning initiatives, which could be similar to these:

… and these just scratch the surface of possibilities.

There is a clear, and significant, gap between learning and organization ends. Analytics could be an bridge between them, but an investment in analytics could be wasted if there is insufficient. coordination, harmony and synergy. The key word: Alignment.

Zoola Analytics, by Lambda

Zoola wants to fix reporting for LMS (Learning Management Systems). Based on the finding that an important segment of users think their LMS has a “limited ability to access and analyze the wealth of [their] data” (23.2% according to Lambda), Zoola provides cloud-based, near-time reporting with robust visualization and sharing options.

Key Zoola features are:

  1. Control over data access, visualization, analysis and distribution.
  2. Crowd-sourced, out-of-the-box yet configurable reporting.
  3. Ad Hoc analysis capabilities, in sorting, filtering, and charting options.
  4. Tracking of students’ time spent in Moodle.
  5. Interactive dashboards.
  6. Data export to file.
  7. Automated scheduling.

The value of Zoola lies on its ability to create a bridge between both missions. Meaning it works best if your organization has defined a “Learning Mission Statement”. Zoola seeks to become the beginning of a daily routine to train your organizations’ analytics muscle, giving you a way to evolve analytics as you match learning with performance with increasing accuracy.

Find out more about Zoola on their website. Information on pricing is available via contact form.

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