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Tech providers on expanding access to rural students

August, 2018

What are the biggest technology barriers for students in rural areas who want to pursue postsecondary education but can’t get to a campus? How can colleges break through those barriers?

Case study: Using a mobile app to engage rural students

August, 2018

While providing access to courses is essential to educating students in remote areas, helping them feel they are a part of the campus community is another key piece for retention and completion efforts.

What: A branded campus app used to connect students with courses and campus life

Where: Lindsey Wilson College, located on the southern tip of rural Appalachia, in Columbia, Kentucky

Technology training takeaways

August, 2018

Train both students and faculty

How colleges reach remote students

August, 2018
CHECKING IN—Professors of students out in the field, such as Jessica Retrum— chair of the social work program at Metropolitan State University of Denver— can save resources by using videoconferencing to check in on the experience.

Here’s how four institutions are bridging the gap between their campuses and students based in rural areas. 

Colleges connect the textbooks

July, 2018

As more textbooks and other learning materials become digitized, institutions regularly face challenges in smoothly integrating all the different resources into the LMS and other campus networks.

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Training faculty is challenging. Get tips that encourage faculty to create interactive online courses.

A comment CIO Ravi Ravishanker consistently heard when Wellesley College hired him nine years ago was that the Massachusetts school needed a new ERP system. The 1,100 employees at the women’s liberal arts college wanted a cloud-based solution that anyone could use.

“Unfortunately, there weren’t many choices available at the time, so I renewed our current system to buy some time,” says Ravishanker.

12/13/2018

Students expect their higher education experience to be modern and digital, but for many institutions, core systems across campus still rely on paper-based, manual and siloed processes. By automating processes and modernizing workflows, institutions can improve the user experience while reducing costs and workload and improving efficiency.

From left to right: Meghan Turjanica, Product Manager for Student Success, Jenzabar; Mathew Arndt, Lead Data Scientist, Jenzabar; Wade Leuwerke, Associate Professor, Drake University, Co-creator, Jenzabar Student Success Survey.

Many institutions ask their enrollment teams, advising offices, faculty and other departments to focus on student success, but these departments often do not understand all of the unique factors that contribute to the success of their students. A more holistic view is crucial to helping students succeed.