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Deakin Uni collaborates with Cloudera for better outcomes

Cloudera, the hybrid data company, has announced its collaboration with Australian higher education provider Deakin University. The university has selected Cloudera Data Platform (CDP) to achieve the next phase of its digital transformation journey. Through this strategic data investment, Deakin University will become more data-driven, improving the teaching and learning experience for its 60,000 students. 

Remaining future-proof in Australia's highly competitive higher education market is mission-critical for Deakin University. 

Modernizing its data architecture strengthens its personalized learning pathways and heightens operational efficiencies. 

Using CDP, Deakin's IT teams can now ingest and process more than 8.8 million daily data events from disparate systems, including learning management, registrar, administration, and occupancy analytics. 

The university also upgraded its learning management system with analytics that provide crucial insights into student learning patterns, providing a real-time understanding of improving teaching and student learning outcomes.

Teaching staff can also access various data sources via Deakin's CDP learning analytics dashboard to provide students with more personalized and targeted support. 

Faster access to usable data insights enables Deakin University to develop comprehensive profiles of student campus experiences and how students interact with academic staff and learning materials.

With this knowledge of student learning patterns, university leadership, faculty, and staff are now empowered to deliver more engaging lessons aligned with learning preferences and future workplace needs. 

Deakin University's Chief Digital Officer, Craig Warren, said that CDP is giving the university crucial insights to improve its data collection and analysis strategy. 

“Deakin University partnered with Cloudera to capture and better understand key student data to realize the next phase of our digital transformation. Providing improved and enhanced teaching and learning experiences is integral to our digital strategy and Cloudera Data Platform helps us deliver this. The collaboration has not only generated significant value for current students but supports the university’s future plans to deliver data analytics capabilities to more departments,” he adds.       

Keir Garrett, Vice President, Cloudera Australia and New Zealand, comments, "Australia is one of the world's most competitive higher education sectors. Investing in a modern data infrastructure ensures Deakin has the 'data intelligence' to really understand the needs of today's students while also anticipating how this might change in the future."

“Our team at Cloudera is delighted to be supporting Deakin on their data transformation journey as we are equally passionate about equipping students with the skills and knowledge they will need to thrive in the workplaces of tomorrow.”          

Cloudera's hybrid data platform with an integrated suite of secure cloud-native data services makes it quick and easy to deliver value now and confidently take on use cases as they emerge later.

It also gives the benefit of extending powerful data services across the business quickly, easily and reliably. 

CDP delivers cloud-native data analytics on machine data, structured data, transactional data, and unstructured data from any location - public clouds like AWS, Azure, and GCP; on premises; and at the edge. And this is done with a consistent user experience that’s portable across infrastructures.

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