Recruitment & Retention


Using AI Chatbots to Freeze ‘Summer Melt’ in Higher Ed

Georgia State University partnered with AdmitHub, a Boston-based ed tech startup, to test out text-based intervention to help reduce "summer melt," or the dropout of students who accept admission but do not show up for fall enrollment. GSU launched "Pounce,” the first virtual assistant in the United States to use the company’s conversational AI technology.

Colorado State U and McGraw-Hill Education Launch Learning Analytics Research Project

A new research initiative from McGraw-Hill Education and Colorado State University is exploring the use of learning analytics to boost retention.

Report: Courseware, Learning Analytics See Most Acquisitions in Ed Tech Market

Consulting and research firm Adventures released its 2017 Higher Education Technology Landscape Report, which provides ongoing analysis of the technology market to support higher education decision-makers tasked with choosing products from hundreds of vendors.

Learning Experience System Integrates With Canvas

eXplorance, a company that assists organizations in developing a culture of improvement, has formed an alliance partnership with Canvas from Instructure to integrate two learning experience management (LEM) solutions into the latter’s LMS.

Mid-Tier Colleges Do Better Job of Upward Mobility

An organization using data to understand how to improve the economic opportunities for low-income people has developed a set of "mobility report cards" to rank universities and colleges by how well their students "climb the income ladder."



George Mason U to Boost Online Graduate Programs Through Wiley Partnership

In an effort to expand the scope of its online graduate programs and offer "transformative educational opportunities for working adults and non-traditional students," George Mason University has signed a 10-year agreement with knowledge and learning services provider John Wiley and Sons.

Community College Improves Retention With Digital Curriculum

An "inclusive access" program at a community college was recently recognized by the Online Learning Consortium.

Penn State Pushes Use of IBM Watson to Improve Student Experiences

An organization at Penn State that brings the campus community together with industry for development of education technology is teaming up with IBM to challenge students, faculty and staff to use the company's artificial intelligence platform, Watson, to improve the student experience at the university.

California Launches CC Pathways Project Based on National Model

Three California community colleges that participated in a national project to help students get and stay on a path for their college studies will be leading other community colleges in the state to implement a similar model.

Alumni Management Application Adds Point-to-Point Encryption

iModules Software has integrated point-to-point encryption technology into its products to ensure data security for all transactions. The integration will have the biggest impact on educational institutions, which will be able to bolster security for their various financial transactions.

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