It’s something we hear from a lot of schools: first came all the devices, then came a flurry of apps and applications and digital tools and curriculum to use with them. And now, it’s a little out of control with unused tools, redundant resources, unvetted apps. Lightspeed Analytics™ can give you the data you need to take back control and optimize all of that!
One large school district recently started using Analytics and on the very first app they looked at, they found half a million dollars in unused licenses. A recent study shows that 67% of all ed-tech licenses are unused. The tricky part is figuring out exactly where those unused licenses are – and what to do about them. Analytics makes it easy.
Analytics has all the data you need to optimize your ed-tech ROI:
One of the things we ask new Lightspeed Analytics users is, “How many apps and applications do you think you have?” Then we log into Lightspeed Analytics for the first time and reality sets in: there are typically more than twice as many apps in use as the tech department thinks. We call these “rogue” apps because they haven’t gone through standard IT vetting and deployment processes. In some cases, this is because teachers have started using apps on their own, outside IT policies. In other cases, it’s because the district standardized on one middle school math practice app — but not everyone has shifted over. Whatever it is, you need to know about these rogue apps.
Lightspeed Analytics identifies all the rogue apps in use:
Many of the apps in use in your district went through thorough reviews and RFPs and vetting before you purchased them. You’ve made the decision to use the app based on criteria about how it can improve the learning process, so why isn’t it being used — and how can you change that? One of the top ways is professional development. Identify the schools or classes that aren’t using key resources and plan professional development to drive adoption and engagement.
With Lightspeed Analytics, you have the information you need to drive smart PD:
One of the concerns with rogue, unvetted apps is that — specifically because they are unvetted — they can negatively impact data privacy and security. That’s why Lightspeed Analytics includes critical information on app privacy certifications as well as potential concerns.
With Lightspeed Analytics you’ll see the data privacy information you need:
Lightspeed Analytics can help your school make smarter data-driven decisions about edtech. (And with the data you’ll receive right away, it pays for itself in no time.)
Lightspeed Analytics uses the Lightspeed Smart Agents™ you’ve already deployed for filtering, so getting started is easy!