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3 Ways Data Analytics Tools Identify and Optimize Software Applications in Schools

Today’s schools are compiling vast amounts of data from an influx of education software applications, but they often lack the time and tools required to properly analyze the data and transform it into meaningful action.

Here are three ways data analytics tools can help!

Receive Actual Usage Data Versus Anecdotal Evidence

Surveying faculty and staff to assess the effectiveness of purchased learning tools doesn’t necessarily yield the most accurate results. When making a software renewal decision, there is no substitute for actual usage data. Data analytics tools like CatchOn provide users with real-time trending application usage, enabling technology leaders to quickly assess the value and effectiveness of their software investments.

Inform Training for Better Adoption

Even the most innovative software applications can’t improve the learning experience if they aren’t implemented properly. Data analytics tools like CatchOn can offer district leaders visibility across all devices, empowering them with the ability to identify which solutions may not be implemented broadly and may require more training for improved usage.

Monitor EdTech Impact in Your District

It is nearly impossible for district leaders to have visibility into every single software application being used by their teachers and students.  CatchOn tracks all software applications you purchase, including free or unapproved apps, enabling leaders to easily monitor impact as well as diagnose apps vulnerable to student data privacy policies, all without having to provide usage data or suffer through a rigorous setup process.



Invest Wisely

Evaluate software renewals with actual usage and financial data, not surveys.

Detect Trends

Discover what free or unknown apps are being used.

Manage Subscriptions

Manage licenses, costs, ROI, and renewals from an easy-to-access dashboard.

Inform Training

Identify gaps in usage by tool to create targeted professional development and training plans.

Student Data Privacy

Diagnose applications vulnerable to student data privacy policies.

Improve Usage

Review important classroom apps to ensure they are being used effectively.

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