Mondal describes the HR solution as a "classic machine learning/deep learning application." Krista Jones, managing director, Work and Learning, Venture Services at MaRS, says that "a significant number of startups in our Work and Learning group are using machine learning to innovate, whether it's talent management, analytics for decision making, assessing cultural fit, or corporate training programs." Another hot area for HR solution providers is people analytics, which allows employers to understand what skills are missing and understand internal risk. "Rather than setting goals for the year, you can respond to short-term goals and provide better incentives that align with that person's behaviour, based on sales data, product information, profitability and outcomes, as well as on what that representative is selling when and where, and market segments.
With that in mind, it's no wonder that the "2017 UX/CX Industry Report," which surveyed 2,300 professionals involved in improving the customer experience (CX), including marketing, product management, design/UX, research, and other functions, found that executives are starting to pay attention to the inherent value of user research and testing. Executive value: Support for UX, user research and end-to-end customer experience is rising. Testing frequency is spiking: For the fourth year, the majority of respondents said their testing frequency increased moderately or significantly. Those that are providing the best customer experiences are making significant investments to place the customer at the center of every decision they make."
Blackboard Learn's advanced assessment capabilities match or exceed those of many dedicated commercial online testing platforms. In this session, Paul Barney, Supervisor of Curriculum and Assessment at the Higher Colleges of Technology, and Azim Ahmed, Ed Tech Senior Project Manager, demonstrate how their institution uses Blackboard to reliably and securely test up to 4000 students per administration. The session addresses the three biggest challenges institutions can encounter, solutions to those challenges, and tips and advice for a smooth and problem-free large-scale administration.