Montreal, Canada – January 8, 2016 – The University of Melbourne, the #1 ranked and the second largest higher learning institution in Australia, has selected Blue to meet evolving teaching and learning survey needs. In addition to Blue, the university has also acquired Blue Text Analytics (BTA) to help achieve its goal of enriching their learning analytics strategy.
“Blue’s feature set and support structures were reviewed with competing survey applications with Blue identified as the most scalable product for the University of Melbourne’s institutional needs,” remarked Travis Cox, Manager of Academic and Learning Systems Support at the University of Melbourne. The university joins the ranks with other prestigious Blue users in Australia including the University of Adelaide, James Cook University, and RMIT University. “Feedback from other institutions already using it for course evaluations and other surveys was consistently positive for both the software ease-of-use and vendor engagement.”
“The use of cloud hosting will deliver operational efficiencies for multiple teams in the institution, and free up staff time to work on other teaching and learning applications. In addition, the presence of an in-region support office will meet requirements for support during time-sensitive survey processes,” noted Cox.
By utilizing BTA, the University of Melbourne will quickly gather, interpret, and report on thousands of open-ended comments to gain a more complete picture of student feedback. Cox added that “the provision of rich text analytics reporting will assist instructors more deeply engage with student feedback in large classes where individual student comments can be too numerous for effective summary through other processes.” Converting raw, qualitative data into meaningful themes, BTA enables the institution to easily compare qualitative with quantitative data to discover further trends and patterns. This will add hundreds of new analysis points and uncover hidden insights which can be used to improve the learning experience for all.
The University of Melbourne is a leading international institution with a strong tradition of excellence. Consistently recognized as one of the top universities in the world, Melbourne is ranked 33rd on the 2015-16 Times Higher Education World University rankings and 42nd on QS World University Rankings® 2015/16. The school is known for its academic quality and research innovation. Home to over 40,000 students, Melbourne offers more than 80 undergraduate programs and 270 graduate courses.
Chanel M. Sutherland
Marketing Content Specialist