Ellucian unveils new SaaS solution for continuing ed programs
- Ellucian on Monday revealed Ellucian Elevate, a software-as-a-service solution meant to facilitate growth and track profitability within continuing education and workforce development programs.
- The company beta tested the program with several institutions, including Tyler Junior College, whose executive director of information technology, Rick Besch, touted its ease of use and ability to save institutions "thousands of man-hours."
- With Ellucian Elevate, institutions can better target these programs to students and corporate partners while easily gathering the data they need to guide decisions.
Continuing education has increased in popularity significantly as more non-traditional students have entered higher ed. Around 46% of American adults are estimated to be enrolled in these programs, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Of course, with numbers like that, the notion of who the "traditional student" is could potentially be entirely different. If Ellucian's new tool proves to be as simple to use and well-packaged as Tyler Junior College's Besch makes it sound, that idea of who the traditional student is may change sooner rather than later.
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