The second Open edX Conference is just weeks away. Reviewing the final schedule, it’s clear that there is a high level of interest in understanding and working with the piles of data a MOOC can provide about student behavior, as well as data which reflects ways an Open edX instance can be improved. Four of this year’s conference presentations will focus on analytics, three of which highlight analytics tools available for Open edX instances:

Analyse: A Learning Analytics Extension for Open edX

Pedro Jose Munoz Merino, a visiting professor at UC3M, will present on ANALYSE, a learning analytics tool developed at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Check out the video demo on YouTube.

Digging through the Data: MoocCzar

In this session, John Zornig, from the University of Queensland, will discuss the research data package that edX provides to partner institutions as well as his experience creating MoocCzar, a platform developed with Andrew Dekker to help uncover and disseminate data from edX courses.

Real Time Analytics Using ELK

Felipe Montoya from Open edX service provider eduNEXT will present on his work in applying Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana (ELK) stack, an open source tool that can deliver insights in real time, to Open edX tracking logs.

Analytics from edX

Members of the edX team will present our current analytics roadmap and discuss new user best practices when developing with Insights using devstack.

It’s a veritable analytics wonderland. Don’t miss out! Register today, and we’ll see you October 12 & 13th at Wellesley College.

We’re hosting a post-conference Open edX Hackathon, your chance to collaborate with open-source edtech peers, leaders, and professionals. Add your analytics-related project ideas to the mix – come to the hackathon to make them a reality!