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Student Success

Here you'll find articles on the use of technology to improve student outcomes and ways higher education institutions are working to support student success.

SXSW EDU Releases Preview of Lineup for 2023; Emphases Include Diversity, Equity, Student Agency

SXSW EDU recently unveiled nearly half of the lineup for its 2023 event scheduled for March 6–9, 2023, in Austin, featuring topics considered the most pressing in education, the organization said.

Ellucian Foundation Awards $500,000 in PATH Scholarships

The Ellucian Foundation, the charitable arm of the Ellucian higher education technology solutions company, has announced its 2022 award of $500,000 in PATH (Progress, Accomplishment, Thriving, and Hope) scholarships to 35 historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions across the United States.

ASU Study: VR Biology Labs Enhance Student Performance and Engagement

A Spring 2022 study following two VR biology labs at Arizona State University showed elevated student performance and engagement in several areas, compared to results in labs without the VR component.

Research Network to Study Pandemic Recovery in Community Colleges

A new network of research teams, led by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) in partnership with the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center and the University of California, Davis Wheelhouse Center for Community College Leadership and Research, is embarking on a three-year project to study ways to combat community college enrollment drops and learning loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How Technology Issues Can Impact Mental Health

In a recent survey, more than half of students said that technology problems have caused them stress in the past year.

Colleges Leverage Tech to Improve Mental Health Options

Particularly with stresses induced by the pandemic, new and better tech-flavored ways of providing mental health support and care are being fielded in higher ed institutions.

Digital Learning Challenge Finalists Competing for $1M Prize

XPRIZE, an organization that operates competitions to "solve humanity's grand challenges," has announced three Digital Learning Challenge finalists that are using AI methods, big data, and machine learning to better study educational outcomes.

$1M ED Challenge Seeks Digital Tools to Help Adult Learners Navigate to Careers

The United States Department of Education has launched the Future Finder Challenge, calling for strategists, developers, user-centered designers, and educators to build digital tools that better support adult learners in their journey from education to the workforce.

Breaking Down Data Silos to Create a Comprehensive View of the Student

Mass personalization through data is key to innovation in higher education, according to Anthology Chairman and CEO Jim Milton. Here's how the company is moving forward after last year's Blackboard merger to enable data-informed decisions across the university.

Online Tutoring Platform Centralizes Academic Support Services for Students

A new institutional tutoring solution from online tutoring company enables colleges and universities to centralize 24/7 academic support services for students.