Why Email Doesn’t Work

How can we improve student success and retention if we can’t reliably communicate with students?

It starts with solving the Email Paradox.

Less than 50% of students read emails from their academic department, yet most universities almost exclusively rely on email for communicating with students.

How the Right Technology Can Improve Communication and Increase Student Success

Solving the Email Paradox requires us to rethink how we communicate with students. During this webinar, we’ll discuss how building virtual communities and using targeted push notifications can help you reach the right students with the right message at the right time.

Our panelist, Katey Provence from Arkansas State University - Jonesboro will join us during the webinar to discuss:

  • How ASU-Jonesboro used mobile technology to revolutionize their campus communication strategies
  • The impacts of those changes on their students and staff.
  • How their new, mobile-first communication strategies led to the increased usage of resources like tutoring and counseling, improved student engagement and retention, and fostered a sense of belonging among students

You’ll walk away with specific, proven ways to achieve similar results at your institution, and have the opportunity to ask our panelist questions.

What You'll Learn

  • Why email no longer works as a primary communication strategy
  • How email communication is exacerbating the problems your institution is trying so hard to solve.
  • Specific ways Arkansas State University at Jonesboro and Barstow Community College used mobile technology to increase student engagement and graduation rates for their students
  • How to create impactful, quick wins for your students with a mobile app in just a couple of months, without a heavy lift from your staff


John Hope
VP of Partnerships
Ready Education

Christine D

Dr. Christine Deacons
VP of Student Success
Ready Education

Katey Provence

Katey Provence
Director, Student Engagement
Arkansas State University - Jonesboro

On-Demand Webinar

Students Don’t Read Email:
How to Close the Gap with Mobile Technology

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