Teaching and learning analytics – two professors’ perspectives


Why is teaching and learning analytics so important? Recently, I interviewed two professors to gain their perspective on teaching students the skills they’ll need to pursue a lucrative career in the digital age.

Joni Shreve, PhD, Faculty, Louisiana State University, explains: “We teach students analytics because there’s a talent gap that needs to be filled to help companies digest information and make informed decisions.”

Simon Sheather, Professor, Former Academic Director MS Analytics & Online Programs, Texas A&M, agrees and adds: “Also, the field is expanding – artificial intelligence, deep learning and machine learning – students need to be prepared with these skills.”

Watch the video below to learn more:

SAS provides a multitude of support services and resources for teaching, learning and researching – free workshops, teaching materials, access to free software and e-learning courses. Learn more here.

I hope you enjoyed learning more about these professors and their perspectives on analytics.  Please feel free to share this post and these videos with your colleagues and friends.

This post is part of a blog series in which you’ll hear from professors and students. You’ll hear why universities foster an interest in data science, thoughts on creating interest in analytics, their university analytics programs, how SAS plays a role – and more. So, more to come. Stay tuned!


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.

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