Emerging Solution: Data Integration

As campuses implemented student information systems (SIS) aimed at delivering the full range of services over a student lifecycle, invariably they found themselves needing to add applications and programs to meet specific goals that were not adequately served by their SIS. These have included learning management systems (LMS), degree audit systems, course scheduling software, advising software, student e-portfolios, customer relationship management (CRM) systems and others. Many of these applications were designed to address specific needs but were not designed to communicate with each other or share data with the student information system.  

This data integration challenge has limited institutions ability to develop more real-time services to students who are in need of academic assistance, hampered their ability to develop more comprehensive students records where evidence of learning and engagement are “stuck” in different application platforms, created reporting challenges to meet compliance and accountability obligations, and generally made it difficult or impossible to make improvements in student service delivery by not fully understanding the full range of student engagement at the institutions.

Conference Highlights

Unlocking Data to Drive Student Success
2017 Technology & Transfer Conference

An interactive session that spotlights methods your institution can implement to more efficiently and cost-effectively unlock existing information systems and apply that data to enhance student success. DXtera Institute, a non-profit educational consortium, is removing barriers by developing technology solutions in collaboration with post-secondary institutions and other partners. Powered by our members, these solutions turn complex, inefficient digital transaction into optimized, secure, real-time digital integrations across multiple applications, may reduce the cost of current means of integration, and help unlock the data to put students on a path to success.

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