Kate Tattersfield, August 02, 2018

in crm, Admissions

Admissions software every university should be using

Admissions software every university should be using
In this article, we explain why keeping up-to-date with your university admissions and CRM software is a must for any higher ed institution who wants to optimise their recruitment process and make their mark in a competitive industry.
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How To Capture Students' & Parents' Attention On An Open Day

How To Capture Students' & Parents' Attention On An Open Day
If you look around for open day guides, you’ll find plenty geared towards prospective students, generally explaining why they should attend them and how they can make the most of them. But tips for having a successful open day aren’t only useful for aspiring learners — after all, there’s no shortage of heated competition between educational institutions trying to attract interest.
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APM for universities: Is it profitable?

APM for universities: Is it profitable?
Application Performance Management (APM) is becoming more and more necessary today for all developers. Problems with app development lead to low levels of success after launch, so the more challenges that can be overcome early in the pipeline, the higher the effectiveness. Universities can use this technology to help their students strengthen their app developing skills and learn productive strategies for problem-solving.
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Reet Sen, July 17, 2018

in crm, productivity

Stop importing and exporting data - it's reducing your productivity!

Stop importing and exporting data - it's reducing your productivity!
Since Ray Tomlinson created the email back in the ‘70s (1972 to be precise), dozens of other online communication tools have followed suit - many of which are used by universities to communicate with their students throughout the learning lifecycle today. But often, using several systems simultaneously can complicate matters and prove time-consuming.
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Study reveals how a two-way approach is best for improving student success

Study reveals how a two-way approach is best for improving student success
New insights on factors that play a critical role in student achievement, from McKinsey, reveal that students who receive a blend of teacher-directed and inquiry-based instruction have the best outcomes.
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Reet Sen, July 04, 2018

in My job in higher ed

My Job in Higher Ed with Gaute Rasmussen, Developer and VR specialist at University of Newcastle

My Job in Higher Ed with Gaute Rasmussen, Developer and VR specialist at University of Newcastle
In the latest instalment of My Job in Higher Ed, our conversation with Gaute Rasmussen delves into the significant role virtual reality has the potential to play in the future of higher education. Gaute also explains how learning styles should be seen as situational; sometimes VR is a more appropriate method than textbooks for teaching concepts - and vice-versa. With this in mind, Gaute is a firm believer in working alongside subject matter experts to augment the teaching experience.
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How do student information systems (SIS) and customer relationship management systems (CRM) compare?

How do student information systems (SIS) and customer relationship management systems (CRM) compare?
CRM, SIS, LMS, ERM, ERP: when it comes to managing data and communications in a university, the list of software options available can be confusing to anyone who isn’t well-versed in the language of tech. In this article, we decipher the differences between a Student Management System (SIS) and a Customer Relationship Management system (CRM).
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Kate Tattersfield, June 19, 2018

in Admissions, crm

5 essentials for managing student applications effectively

5 essentials for managing student applications effectively
Information has never been so accessible, and students nowadays spend a lot of time researching their university options online through websites, social media channels and online forums.
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Forget stock market returns - education is the best investment you can make

Forget stock market returns - education is the best investment you can make
Despite speculation over whether a higher education is ‘worth the cost’ in the midst of rising tuition fees, a study proves that being educated pays dividends in the long run, and is actually more lucrative than investing in the American stock market.
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My job in higher ed with João Bacelar, European Foundation University

My job in higher ed with João Bacelar, European Foundation University
Last month, I attended the Spring Forum for International Student Affairs which took place at the University of Jyvaskyla. During the event I had the opportunity to speak with João Bacelar, the Executive Director of the European University Foundation (EUF). In this interview, João explains how student mobility is a powerful catalyst to help modernise universities and how the EUF  is making digitalisation a priority for the next 5-7 years with projects such as the Erasmus Without Paper, the Online Learning Agreement and the Erasmus+ App. 
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