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January 23rd, 2023

How SSI technology keeps students’ information secure

By Piyush Bhatnagar, Vice President, Security Products and Platforms, GCOM
With SSI technology, colleges and universities can combat data theft and put students in control of their own data. It’s no secret that higher education institutions are at risk for severe cyberattacks and data theft. Last year, the New York Times highlighted the “shaky state of student privacy” in the wake of a devastating cyberattack that left the personally identifiable information (PII) of...

January 19th, 2023

Casper College bridges the digital divide with a custom mobile app

By Brad Koch, Vice President, Higher Education & Strategy, Open LMS
The school wanted to ensure its diverse student body was not negatively impacted by the state’s connectivity challenges As the first junior college established in Wyoming, Casper College wanted to ensure its diverse student body was not negatively impacted by the state’s connectivity challenges and sought a means to keep students connected no matter where they were....

January 17th, 2023

How to consolidate tech to provide seamless UX and cost savings

By Brad Rosairo, Director of Business Development in the Asia Pacific, BitTitan
Multi-tenant environments in higher ed create barriers that prevent seamless connection and collaboration between users. Like many other industries, education institutions have significantly ramped up cloud adoption in recent years. For example, Google Classroom gained 40 million users worldwide from 2020 to 2021, bringing its total user base to 150 million....

January 16th, 2023

Students are flocking to HBCUs–here’s why

By Daysha Jackson Sanchez, Vice President of Equity Solutions, Lumen Learning
Black students are gravitating toward institutions where they are seen, accepted, and feel safe and comfortable in learning environments. While colleges and universities nationwide have struggled to enroll students over the past several years, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are seeing a significant increase in application volume and enrollment of Black students....

January 5th, 2023

Overcoming barriers to on-time completion

By Alicia Policinski, CEO and Co-Founder, Quottly
With the right team and tech, institutions can drive innovation, boost on-time completion, and improve the overall student experience. When it comes to on-time completion, the latest national survey reveals some good news: college completion rates across all types of institutions went up in 2021. Six-year completion rates rose by 1.2 percent and community college completion increased by 1.5 percent. Coming in the...

December 13th, 2022

How to challenge misperceptions around exam integrity

By Kevin Stringfellow, Associate Director of Client Solutions, ExamSoft
It’s common for examinees to view exam integrity processes as rigid and unforgiving--here's how to navigate those feelings Integrity is the concept of being honorable, reliable, trustworthy. Anyone displaying integrity is a person you can trust without question. Why then, when we apply integrity to examination, don’t examinees have the same automatic positive feeling?...

November 22nd, 2022

How higher ed can turn the tide on enrollment and retention

By Jason S. Smith, Senior Director of Strategic Consulting, Anthology
College enrollment and then retaining students requires an in-depth, data-driven look at the needs of the individual learner. The recent decline in college enrollment across the country cannot be pinned on a single factor, but rather it represents the accumulated effect of multiple interconnected problems....

November 21st, 2022

AI is the future–is your school ready to teach it?

By Cheryl Martin, Director of Higher Education Research, NVIDIA
Schools focused on computer science and engineering should take steps to prepare to teach AI, robotics, and automation Artificial intelligence is one of the most important and transformative technologies of our time. From assisting pathologists and discovering new drugs to recommending products and automating entire factories, more and more organizations are adopting AI to solve some of the world’s most important problems....

November 18th, 2022

3 ways to improve time management in an administrative role

By Aye Moah, CEO and Co-Founder, Boomerang
As a higher education administrator, leveraging innovative technology and resources is essential to productivity and time management. As an administrator, you already know that you have to master organizational, time management, and efficiency skills. And if you're in higher education you're having to do that while managing numerous departments, faculty, staff, and student's schedules. And that is a lot....

November 14th, 2022

Welcome to middle age, Title IX–good to be here with you

By Holly Rider, Higher Education Impact Team Leader, Vector Solutions
Here are 2 things colleges can do to reframe their thinking around Title IX and continue to move forward in a positive direction I was born six months after Title IX was enacted; I have not known a world in which this civil rights legislation did not exist. I think of it as a bit of unearned good fortune. I know from experience that not everyone feels...

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