Dr. Szymon Machajewski is a codewright and a gamification sherpa focused on student engagement through learning analytics. Authoring of open source projects such as BbStats and LoginAs was recognized in 2011 with an award in Innovative Code Development and a U.S. patent in e-learning. While teaching Computer Science since 2003, he is certified in Mental Health First Aid and most recently recognized with a national award for Optimizing Student Experience and an award for Leading Change in 2021. For his work at University of Illinois at Chicago he was invited to the Blackboard Community Leadership Circle, a governance board appointed to lead and influence initiatives for the global education community. He also serves on the EDUCAUSE Student Success Analytics CG Steering Committee and UIC Electronic Information Technology (EIT) Accessibility Policy Committee.
This framework introduces users to the four central components of a student success analytics initiative—Preparedness, Outcomes, Analysis, and Decisions—providing a shared point of reference for institutional stakeholders.
In a sea of data, the use of student success analytics may unintentionally result in consequences that benefit some students while harming others.