Browsing Category : Technology

Mobile App Development: Outsourcing vs DIY


There are many reasons a higher ed institution might decide to take the plunge in developing a mobile platform. One of these reasons could include admins finding it increasingly difficult to connect with their students. More often than not, emails go unchecked for days at a time (sometimes indefinitely), making student engagement harder than ever. However, it has been reported…

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Educating the Individual


Over the past few years, the term “adaptive learning” has been gaining popularity. An example of this occurred in 2015 when Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced that they would be donating a large sum of their Facebook shares to personalized learning development, among other charitable endeavors. As an ever increasing amount of adaptive learning technology emerges, the one-size-fits-all model of…

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The Evolution of Student Communication


Students Don’t Check Email. Student communication is often decentralized on many campuses. Each department plans and manages their own programming and is responsible for communicating this programming to all students via email. This scattered communication often leads to students missing out of key information about events, programs and campus resources. Students who would have participated in these programs are unable…

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Case Study: Youngstown State University


When you have a campus of over 12,000 students, increasing student engagement can be a very challenging goal. With so many moving parts, solving a university-wide complexity issue requires innovation. Measuring Success Having adopted the OOHLALA Mobile Platform, Youngstown State is not only able to develop personalized student engagement programs, but is also able to measure their success. Now that students…

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