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Houston CC Puts Web Database Development into Hands of Non-IT Staff

Houston Community College has purchased an enterprise license for an application that allows college staff to create Web-based interactive content without knowing how to program.

SoftChalk 6 Enhances Educational Content Sharing

SoftChalk has updated its Web authoring tool, SoftChalk 6. The latest release has been enhanced to allow users to publish material directly into the open access MERLOT educational content sharing Web community.

Luminis Platform 5.0 Sports New Architecture and Collaboration Tools

The months of waiting are over. SunGard Higher Education has released an upgrade of Luminis Platform, a portal product the company has been discussing with customers for more than a year.

Datatel To Release Mobile App for Android and Blackberry

Datatel will be releasing an updated version of its mobile campus app in October. Release 1.1 of Mobile Access (MOX) will add support for Google Android smartphones and Blackberry devices.



Portals: How To Give Prospective Students What They Want

College recruits expect a lot from their prospective schools' Web sites, but there are two critical pieces of information they demand from a campus portal--information that should be fairly simple to provide. Is yours delivering what your prospective students want? If not, you may be driving them away.

Career College Looks To Sharpen Student Lifecycle Management

Bryan College, a career college in Missouri, Kansas, and Arkansas, will be implementing a student lifecycle management application at its three campuses, one that's being delivered as an online service.

Student Housing Software Company To Offer Mobile Apps

An American company that sells software to manage university student housing will be broadening its product line by teaming up with a British firm that sells campus mobile applications.

Newbury Boosts Student Involvement Through Calendaring

Newbury College in Brookline, MA has decided to implement a new calendaring system for the campus after trying it out during a seven-week pilot.

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4 Effective Prospecting Strategies

In the high-intensity world of student prospecting, everyone is looking for a competitive edge--but one of the greatest "edges" you can have is to simply understand what prospective students want, need, and expect and align your actions accordingly. Prospecting expert Michael O'Hara suggests four strategies colleges and universities can adopt to increase success related to prospective students.