- University Business reports on the growing number of campuses using cloud-based technology to improve online services wth academic intervention and student life.
- A variety of systems tracking student data on attendance, learning resource utilization and student life helps campuses to more easily divert resources based upon student need or desire, with stronger integration between systems becoming easier to create and to manage.
- Security concerns about cloud-based technology have decreased in the last two years, as technologies and safeguards have improved to help preserve student information.
Cloud based technology is emerging as the cheapest, most accessible option for campuses to maintain solid data acquisition programs in benefit to students. And considering that more students want their institutions to use data to improve their chances of success in the classroom and after graduation, schools have every incentive to introduce more data capturing tools into campus life.
The goal remains for campuses to find the right technology fit meeting the culture of the school, the needs of the student population, and the capacity of faculty to embrace the tools for teaching and learning.