The Student Engagement Blog

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    May 16 2022
    We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of  CampusGroups, a leading student engagement platform provider.
    May 11 2022
    Here at Ready Education, we are committed to world-class support for our customers. We proudly serve over 4.5 million students across more than 525 institutions in 21 countries.
    May 4 2022
    Does this sound familiar? After more than a year of development, the overworked IT department is finally ready to launch your campus app. The Marketing and Student Affairs departments team up to...
    March 9 2022
    We are delighted to share that one of our customers, South Piedmont Community College, has won the 2022 Bellwether Showcase Award in the category of Planning, Governance and Finance.
    January 18 2022
    We are delighted to share that one of our customers, South Piedmont Community College, has been selected as Top ten finalist for the Bellwether Award! From partnering with Ready Education in 2021 and...
    December 17 2021
    We are delighted to announce that AppScho, the French leader in mobile application solutions for students and higher education institutions, will be joining Ready Education to become the world's...
    December 14 2021
    We are delighted to announce that AppScho, the French leader in mobile application solutions for students and higher education institutions will be joining Ready Education to become the world's...
    December 7 2021
    Here are ten tips to encourage your tech adoption to support remote learning.
    June 8 2021
    We’re excited to announce a partnership with NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education – as its exclusive student success educational partner. The largest and most influential...
    March 17 2021
    Launching the Customer Experience Team At Ready Education, we’re on a mission to craft digital experiences that build community and increase student engagement, which includes ensuring your students...
    January 7 2021
    At Ready Education, our core values center on student success in higher education and giving students the tools they need to be successful. One of the tools we provide students is the ability to...
    August 12 2020
    Oakwood University prioritizes connections - between students, staff and faculty - as an essential part of the value they offer their academic community. In an effort to extend that value beyond...
    July 26 2020
    Queen's Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science has a long history of building communities that collaborate to solve incredible problems and build lifelong friendships while doing it. The...
    July 14 2020
    In partnership with campus app creator READY Education, Minnesota State Community and Technical College is launching a mobile app that creates a digital space where students can engage with their...
    March 12 2020
    Ready Education is Committed to Helping Institutions Stay Connected to Their Students Amid Corona Virus Outbreak As world health practitioners respond to the COVID-19 crisis, READY Education is...
    March 12 2020
    News about the COVID-19 pandemic has colleges and universities wondering what they should do to keep their staff and students protected and informed. Questions are coming up about how best to...
    January 7 2020
    Ready Education has developed a Connection Platform that makes communicating and sharing timely information with your students very convenient and simple.
    July 11 2019
    “When I was a student here, I was always going ‘other schools have apps...how do we not have one?’”                        With so many communications going out year-round from multiple departments,...
    June 13 2019
    Bridgewater State University is excited to announce the launch of its new BSU Mobile App, developed in partnership with Ready Education. The new app brings the BSU campus to students’ fingertips by...
    May 13 2019
    “It's Time to Redefine Communication.” This is the ethos I lived and breathed for a month during my internship at Ready Education. This startup practices what they preach; they want to help...
    May 3 2019
    An alarming number of students suffer from poor mental health in the United States. According to CNBC, 1 in 3 college freshmen struggle with mental health issues. Students may feel depressed,...
    April 24 2019
    There is something amazing about doing an internship at an EdTech company, especially in Montreal. According to the Montreal Gazette, “Montreal has already positioned itself as a global artificial...
    April 15 2019
    Research shows that students who transfer from community colleges to 4-year institutions are more successful than their peers, across all institutional levels. Logically this means that universities...
    March 22 2019
    With over 30K students across 3 campuses (located in Corvallis and Bend, Oregon, as well as an online campus), finding the right tool to tackle campus-wide issues can be a challenge.
    March 13 2019
    In December 2018, I hosted a webinar on Generation-Z that was so well received, we knew we had to bring it back for a second run at NASPA! That session, titled “Everything you need to know about...
    March 12 2019
    Day 2 of the conference started with a bang. 2 of our most prestigious partners, Sonja Daniels, VP of Campus Life at San Jose State University, and Eddie Howard, VP of Student Affairs at Youngstown...
    March 11 2019
    There’s something magical about Los Angeles. From the iconic Hollywood sign and the star-studded sidewalks, to the endless palm trees reaching into the clear, blue California sky; every corner of the...
    February 7 2019
    According to a Nielsen study, 97% of Millenials and Gen-Zers own a smartphone. While that number might seem high, consider the demographics in question. People belonging to Generation-Z have grown up...
    January 25 2019
    With so many options available to administrators today, choosing the right LMS, SIS, or mobile system for their institution is easier said than done. We’ve enlisted the help of Michael Mathews, Oral...
    January 7 2019
    Choosing the right mobile platform for your institution can seem daunting. With so many options to choose from, selecting the right vendor to partner with is critical. While some platform developers...
    December 12 2018
    With the emergence of new technology such as AI, the way students interact with their institution is changing. The one-size-fits-all model that previous generations experienced in higher-ed is no...
    November 14 2018
    Since OOHLALA Mobile and DubLabs joined forces to create Ready Education, we have been hard at work trying to find a way to bring our respective partners together, present our combined roadmap, and...
    October 22 2018
    In a recent webinar, we interviewed Cloud County Community College’s Marc Malone (Associate VP of Planning and Assessment) and Southern Maine Community College’s Jason Saucier (Director of Campus...
    October 12 2018
    A partnership of five colleges and universities in North Carolina, announced today, will launch a new initiative focused on helping students transition successfully to college life -- and cope with...
    October 10 2018
    Unlike previous generations, today’s students expect a higher education experience tailored to them, and their expectation for a campus app is no different. With this in mind, Ready Education has...
    September 27 2018
    Sept établissements collaborent avec Ready Education pour aider les étudiants à faire la transition vers le cégep
    September 27 2018
    Seven Cégep institutions partner with Ready Education to help students transition to college; navigate campus life
    September 12 2018
    With Attendance Tracking you can assess your programming, track student involvement and collect precise data faster than every before. These insights will help administrators better understand...
    August 10 2018
    Audience Feature Overview Problems solved by Audiences: One of the main issues campuses across the country are facing is students not checking email. With so many departments sending communications,...
    July 30 2018
    1. Early On-Boarding On-boarding students onto the app before they arrive on campus is critical to their continued success, and builds a culture of engagement that continues throughout their student...
    July 27 2018
    While the exact date and age range is debated, Gen-Z are generally considered all those born in 1996, give or take a few years. This generation grew up with technology and social media at their...
    July 11 2018
    One of the biggest challenges institutions across the country are currently facing is student attrition. Unlike most obstacles we see in higher ed which are typically determined by the size and type...
    June 29 2018
    It’s no secret that administrators are finding it increasingly difficult to communicate with their students. Because students receive so much information that is not relevant to them as individuals,...
    June 29 2018
    It is no secret that students today are suffering from more mental health crises than ever before, with the number of students declaring mental health problems having doubled in the past 5...
    June 28 2018
    June 2018 saw Charlottetown, PEI host the ARUCC/CACUSS Sea Change conference: the largest higher education conference in Canada. With 800+ attendees from across the country, there was no shortage of...
    June 15 2018
    Student success pathways are rarely linear. They are filled with twists and turns, forks in the road, dead-ends, and any other commuting metaphors you can think of. However, by checking in with...
    May 25 2018
    For most students, starting their first higher education degree can be an overwhelming experience. Yet for international students, that feeling can be compounded by additional unique stressors and...
    May 16 2018
    Established in 1963, Oral Roberts University takes pride in supporting their whole person curriculum: mind, body and spirit. By embracing new technology, ORU has succeeded in keeping this holistic...
    May 3 2018
    From our humble beginnings in the basement of the University of Toronto's student orientation department, OOHLALA's mission has always remained the same: to make college a positive experience for...
    April 27 2018
    The benefits of having an engaged campus community is a topic that comes up often in higher ed, but what about the students who don't engage? What are the real consequences that arise with a student...
    April 20 2018
    Thanks to updated methods of data collection and analytics, the landscape of higher education is shifting. With more and more tools becoming accessible, campuses across the country are adapting to...
    April 12 2018
    Full White Paper Download Why is Effective Communication So Critical?
    April 9 2018
    In partnership with Ready Education, Arkansas’ second-largest university rolls out new platform to help students navigate campus life
    April 3 2018
    Hosting events is a great way to keep students engaged in campus life throughout the school year. However, the many components that go into organizing these events can oftentimes overwhelm...
    March 26 2018
    As students progress through the student life cycle, their needs change dramatically. Whether they are freshmen or seniors, the services and resources students require can vary significantly. As an...
    March 23 2018
    This year, Ready Education surveyed over 45K students across 175 institutions and discovered some of the biggest challenges, trends, and insight surrounding today's students. Based on our findings,...
    March 16 2018
    Campus ecosystems are complex, intricate networks with many moving parts. Like cogs in a machine, they are supposed to work together seamlessly, in order to keep the machine running properly;...
    March 13 2018
    In a previous blog post, we discussed how Gen-Z students have developed an 8 second filter in order to deal with the sheer amount of information making it into their daily lives. In order to combat...
    March 6 2018
    The NorthEast Regional Computing Program (NERCOMP), a consortium of educational institutions across the northeastern United States and Canada, announced today a new partnership with Ready Education,...
    February 28 2018
    Opinion piece - Dr. Teri Higgins, PhD As institutions across New Zealand enter the 2018 Orientation period, I find myself reflecting on my time as Associate Director of Residence, where at this time...
    February 22 2018
    Higher Education conferences are a great way to learn a lot about the space, in a short amount of time. Listening to guest speakers, finding out about new and upcoming technology, and engaging in...
    February 15 2018
    One of the hottest topics of today is diversity. Now more than ever we hear about the importance of diversifying the workplace, government, pop-culture, literature, etc. However, as studies have...
    February 14 2018
    Sitting Bull College Launches Mobile App to Help Strengthen Campus Community
    February 7 2018
    Missed Part I? Read it here. Even to this day, the college residential learning model retains its gold standard status in the minds of most, but shifting realities are quickly eroding its limited...
    February 2 2018
    Due to the current increase of nontraditional students attending higher ed institutions, the student life cycle has evolved. When beginning to think about applying to college, traditional students...
    January 31 2018
    The first time I opened a course catalogue to select my courses, I remember being overwhelmed. I had recently moved to a new country to go to university and was adjusting to an unfamiliar...
    January 26 2018
    Who is Generation-Z? On a fundamental level, they are people born between 1995 and 2012 (although there are debates surrounding the exact cutoff dates), and will make up 40% of all consumers by the...
    January 17 2018
    From Stability to Mobility: An Emerging Paradigm for Higher Learning Carney Strange, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus Bowling Green State University From simple beginnings centuries ago, the roots of today’s...
    January 17 2018
    Goucher College Rolls Out Mobile App to Connect Students With Resources, Events, and Campus Community. Nationally recognized innovator selects Ready Education to improve student experience on campus...
    December 14 2017
    Over the past few years, the term "adaptive learning" has been gaining popularity. An example of this occurred in 2015 when Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announced that they would be donating a...
    December 7 2017
    2017 brought many changes regarding the structure of higher education. From an influx of first generation students, to the closing of several private community colleges, it's clear that the landscape...
    November 29 2017
    If you look up "what are student services" you will be directed, firstly, to its definition, followed by a list of higher ed institutions that offer these services. There is no question that most (if...
    November 28 2017
    Students Don't Check Email. Student communication is often decentralized on many campuses. Each department plans and manages their own programming and is responsible for communicating this...
    November 20 2017
    When you have a campus of over 12,000 students, increasing student engagement can be a very challenging goal. With so many moving parts, solving a university-wide complexity issue requires innovation.
    November 16 2017
    Earlier this month we sent several members of our team to Philadelphia to attend Educause: an annual conference that brings together many of the brightest IT minds in higher ed. Being true believers...
    November 15 2017
    Full Mental Health Infographic: Download  Mental health on campus has recently become one of the biggest concerns for higher ed institutions across North America. The number of students suffering...
    November 9 2017
    Ready Education partners with Instructure’s leading learning management system to integrate course content and schedules into streamlined, mobile-friendly student portal
    November 2 2017
    For some, going away to college or university may be the first time they find themselves navigating the world on their own; away from the support of their parents, expected to be truly independent....
    October 30 2017
    Mobile technology has fundamentally changed how students engage with their institutions and with each other. Today’s students are a mobile-first generation who see their smartphones as the primary...
    October 19 2017
    KPIs (or Key Performance Indicators) can be an extremely valuable tool for Student Affairs professionals. Simply put, it is impossible to measure every single data-point of a business, so KPIs enable...
    October 17 2017
    Oral Roberts University Launches Mobile App to Help Students Navigate Campus Life and Connect to Important Services Recognized higher education innovator partners with Ready Education to develop...
    October 4 2017
    Eastern Michigan University’s Edge Program Rolls Out Mobile App to Better Connect Students to Academic Support, Improve Engagement and Retention
    October 2 2017
    Working with over 200 partners, we've been able to compile a list of some of the most popular and engaging events across college campuses in the US and Canada. The events are broken up into two types...
    September 14 2017
    Survey Results Full Infographic: Download
    September 6 2017
    Modern college and university students are faced with a difficult reality: simultaneously developing their tenuous sense of self while trying to establish their life goals in a society that is...
    August 24 2017
    Student retention is a pressing issue for almost any higher education institution – and it’s easy to see why. Retention is both a measure of quality, as well as a financial concern, and something...
    August 11 2017
    The incoming class of 2017 is the last one born in the 1990's. That is a quirky statistic, aimed at pleasing instead of illuminating the mind. Behind it lurks a larger trend, however: in two years,...
    August 3 2017
    Youngstown State Launches Mobile App to Engage Students and Build Community on Campus Youngstown, OH – Aug 3, 2017 – Youngstown State University, today, announced that through a partnership with...
    July 13 2017
    Partnership with Ready Education’s popular student affairs platform will help students navigate the complexities of campus life SAN JOSE, CA – July 13, 2017 – San Jose State University today...
    May 29 2017
    With Student Affairs being comprised of a multitude of diverse roles, providing a one-size-fits-all account of how the pros go about their day is simply not realistic, or even possible for that...
    May 29 2017
    It seems as though the U.S. Department of Education is in the spirit of giving second chances in 2017. At least, as far as the renewal of year-round Pell Grants is concerned. As reported by Inside...
    May 29 2017
    There are benefits in choosing to partner with a mobile platform provider over building a mobile app in-house; however, it is also important to be able to differentiate mobile partners that...
    April 26 2017
    It has long been known that engagement is a critical component of student success and retention. While institutions have spent significant time and resources creating programming, events and other...
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