Learning Community and Discussion Platforms Brief

Learning Community and Discussion Platforms Brief by Tambellini Group

Why Read This Research Community and discussion platforms leverage learning tools interoperability (LTI) with learning management systems (LMS) to support online learning, providing the peer interaction and social engagement that decades of educational research have connected with academic success. These social media-inspired technologies offer media-rich engagement and opportunities for more authentic interaction than traditional asynchronous […]

Robotic Process Automation Brief

Robotic Process Automation Brief by the Tambellini Group

Why Read This Research Robotic process automation (RPA) tools provide a method to automate manual process steps by simulating human and computer actions in an electronic process. With RPA, institutions can find savings and improve customer service, two imperatives in today’s environment. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit higher education with difficult financial choices, higher […]

Electronic Signature Brief

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Why Read This Research As higher education institutions shift from paper-based processes to digital workflows, electronic signature (eSignature) platforms offer efficiency by streamlining the requesting and receiving of legal digital signatures. eSignature platforms reduce both human errors and the time it takes to request and receive signatures by automating many aspects of agreement workflows. Tambellini […]

AI Chatbots Brief

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Why Read This Research Higher education’s adoption of AI-powered chatbots has increased dramatically over the last year, driven by the increased availability of solutions, institutions’ growing focus on student experience, and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has highlighted the importance of and need for access to up-to-date information from anywhere and at any time. Tambellini estimates […]

Stand-Alone Financial Aid Solutions Brief

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Why Read This Research Higher education institutions express increasing interest in stand-alone financial aid solutions to address gaps in existing financial aid solutions that are associated with student systems. Many newer, stand-alone solutions are SaaS-based and provide an intuitive modern user experience that can process large volumes of transactions using rules-based automation. Also, most of […]

Integration Platform as a Service Brief

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Why Read This Research Integration-platform-as-a-service (iPaaS) solutions provide a cloud-based integration hub to reduce the complexity and cost of integrating application systems. Integration platforms are a critical middleware service for institutions that are modernizing their overall technology architecture and platforms. Adopting an iPaaS tool for integrations provides benefits to an institution whether it plans to […]

Administrative Learning Management Systems Brief

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Why Read This Research Administrative learning management systems (LMS) are focused on delivering training, not in an academic notion, but rather a specific set of learning objectives that are required for one or more reasons. Increasingly, institutions are faced with pressures on several fronts that can only be addressed by an LMS other than the […]

Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) Brief

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Why Read This Research As higher education institutions prepare to return to campus, many IT Constituent relationship management systems have grown in popularity as organizations have sought more effective ways to manage and nurture prospect and constituent relationships over time. Connecting students with institutional resources has become a priority since COVID-19, and institutions are now […]

2020 Tambellini Brief: Contact Tracing

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Why Read This Research As higher education institutions prepare to return to campus, many IT leaders are looking to identify technology solutions that can assist their organizations in addressing the CDC, federal, and state guidelines for contact tracing. This Tambellini Brief can assist CIO’s and their teams with approaches in the market, representative vendors, and […]