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ERIC Number: ED574831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Apr-11
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
The Vision of Digital Intelligence for Postgraduate Education: Improving Both Student Experience and Administrative Ease
James, E. Alana; Leasure, David
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Postgraduate education is poised for rapid development and if Deans and administrators will embrace lessons from industry it can actually be a smooth transition. The cost of doing nothing is greater than it has ever been before. Hit and miss development has left Postgraduate Schools (PGS) with disjointed student analytics and student experience is not what it should be. The future of PGS cannot be envisioned exactly, but we know it involves human to human interaction, technology, and scale. The conceptual map provided by Digital Intelligence, mixed with agile process will allow a clear path to develop PGS innovation quickly. The Premise of this paper is that it is time to move back into the strengths educators have always relied on and to design systems using technology to help higher education thrive, thereby upskilling large segments of the population in knowledge and social capital. When postgraduate education improves for the at-risk student, the systems are more successful for everyone. The purpose of this report is to help Deans and administrators caught in the midst of change, develop rapidly by laying out a vision and the steps involved in its implementation. Postgraduate education may be seemingly caught by unmovable situations, but does not have to be. It is time for thoughtful leadership to agilely implement effective and efficient student experiences based on digital intelligence. Improvement starts with enhancing the student experience to be more clear, seamless, supportive-and-empowering while gathering rich information on the needs of students, faculty, and administrators. To serve this vision, an agile and integrated system of digital intelligence is needed. One that builds a data profile: a) from recruiting through enrollment, retention, coursework, and professional development; b) from entrance through graduation and on to employment and c) one that keeps in touch with alumni. Information on technology companies is appended. A bibliography is included.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A