Tech-Enabled Student Success — An EdScoop Special Report

University and college educators are turning to digital tools to ensure their student bodies can graduate and find success in the workforce.

It hasn’t always been a prevalent idea in higher education that institutions should concern themselves with whether their students are successful. The thinking associated with “weed-out” courses, which imply failure for some proportion of students, is giving way to a new, more hopeful philosophy behind managing and encouraging the student body. And society’s most powerful tool, digital technology, is plays a growing role in that effort.

Beset by dropping enrollment rates and a remote-learning environment that many students find inhospitable, university and college educators are turning to tools powered by machine learning, predictive analytics platforms and emerging classroom software to ensure that as many of their students as possible can graduate and find success in the workforce, as well.

Increasingly, student success, as defined by today’s educators, can not be derived from a GPA, but only found by assessing a panoramic view of students’ well-being. This is EdScoop’s special report on student success, a profile of how industry and higher education leaders are thinking about what it means for students to be successful and what it takes to get them there.


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