The Blockchain Movement in Education

The Supply Chain vs. Student Life Cycle Blockchain is a relatively simple approach that leverages the Internet of Things to securely transfer digital records among people and organizations. Unfortunately, the confusion around Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies has limited the public’s understanding of blockchain, which is completely independent of bitcoin or cryptocurrency. In its simplest form, blockchain […]

Artificial Intelligence for Enrollment Management

Do you want to fish in a wading pool or a deep-water lake? Many higher education CIOs have been busy maintaining the SIS and CRM systems so vital to recruitment and enrollment and, therefore, have not had time to evaluate artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, machine learning, chatbot, and robotic process automation (RPA) methodologies, which have […]

The Case for SIS Prudence and Balanced Expectations

Getting the Most from Campus Technology It has been about 20 years since the heyday of campus leaders getting excited about student information systems (SIS) on campus. Over this same period of time, enrollments reached their peak, leveled out, and even dropped off this past year for about 70 percent of all campuses. When the […]

Ellucian Hits a Grand Slam with Banner 9

For the past two months Oral Roberts University has been transitioning to the Banner 9 system. This decision follows 18-months of considering our options to transition off the Banner system. After all factors were considered, the decision was made to stay with the Banner system, but only if we could get users excited about a […]