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3 Powerful Online Bookstore Metrics You Absolutely Need

Posted by Lori Reese on Nov 15, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Teachers may debate the usefulness of quantitative assessment, but for those engaged with the financial side of education, there’s no doubt: Data matters.

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Using Big Data for Student Success

Posted by Liz Schulte on Oct 18, 2017 5:30:00 AM

College dropout rates continue to increase while enrollment falls. Many factors undoubtedly contribute to this trend, but ultimately it falls to the school to curb the decline. Which is why many colleges and universities have turned to their data to look for answers. Recently the focus has shifted from dissecting past data to a more proactive approach of compiling information on current students to better help them through predictive analysis.

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The Pitfalls of Big Data

Posted by Liz Schulte on Sep 13, 2017 5:30:00 AM

Big data has infiltrated nearly every aspect of our lives. It determines the advertisements we see, the routes our GPS directs us, the posts we encounter on social media, unusual activity on our credit cards, entertainment recommendations from streaming services and the list could go on. Big data has become big business.

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Demographic Changes in Enrollment

Posted by Liz Schulte on May 16, 2017 5:30:00 AM

The predicted higher education enrollment numbers for the next 10-15 years look bleak. A recent report on the Future of Enrollment by the Chronicle of Education provided an in-depth analysis of the changes in enrollment. As many influencing factors converge, it isn’t enough to weather the storm and hope for the best. Schools have to critically assess their long-held practices in recruitment and look at admissions with a new understanding of the changing demographics.

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