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.


Salesforce.org Expands Education Data Architecture

Salesforce.org has announced Education Data Architecture, an expansion of the Higher Education Data Architecture that is the foundation of its Education Cloud.

IT Rollout to Support Guided Pathways Program and More at Chaffey College

California's Chaffey College is pairing an ERP move to the cloud with a constituent relationship management and analytics rollout to streamline IT processes, enhance business continuity and support a new guided pathways program. The institution is working with Ellucian to implement Ellucian Colleague, Ellucian CRM Advise and Ellucian Analytics as part of a strategic alignment plan.

Conversational AI Chatbot Supports Prospective Students at University of South Carolina Aiken

Prospective students at the University of South Carolina Aiken can now get on-demand support throughout their admissions and enrollment process by communicating with an artificial intelligence chatbot.

JPMorgan Chase to Invest $350 Million in CC and Workforce Programs

Financial services behemoth JPMorgan Chase recently announced an extension of "New Skills at Work," which will award $350 million over five years to community colleges and workforce training programs, among other projects.

Survey: Instructional Designers Drive Better Student Outcomes

Where faculty are compelled to work with instructional designers on development of their online courses, students have better outcomes, according to a recent survey from Quality Matters and Eduventures Research

Most Colleges Report Online Students Perform About the Same as Face-to-Face

Students who takes classes fully online perform about the same as their face-to-face counterparts, according to 54 percent of the people in charge of those online programs. Another 11 percent of "chief online officers" said the online students did better; and 35 percent said they did worse. Those results came from a recent survey done by Quality Matters and Eduventures Research.

Kaltura Intros Video Messaging Tool

Video platform provider Kaltura has introduced Kaltura Pitch, a video messaging tool that allows users to create and share personalized video messages via desktop or mobile device, and provides data reports for measuring recipient engagement.

Senators Introduce College Transparency Bill

A bipartisan bill would modernize the U.S. Department of Education's college reporting system for post-secondary data.

Purdue Online Writing Lab Teams with Chegg

Purdue University will be working with Chegg, a company that produces online homework help among other lines of business, to amplify its Online Writing Lab services.

Study: Online Learning May Not Solve the College Affordability Problem

Could online learning help institutions provide a lower-cost education to more students? That's a question that Richard Garrett, Eduventures chief research officer, examined recently in a brief on the Encoura website. What's needed, Garrett concluded, is a "creative [blend] of in-person and online learning" within institutions to "produce the best mix of cost reduction and high quality."

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