Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Smart Student Systems


Let's make Student Information Systems (SIS) smarter. Connect, synchronize and syndicate content, communications and workflow with the WISDOM SERIES.

The Challenge of Improving Higher Education Portals:

Decentralized data systems offer higher education institutions custom blended functions and operational support designed around their practices, roles and orientation. How can learners, advisors and administrative staff outside the institutional boundary navigate institutional differences when the methods, content and workflow vary for good reason? How can we bridge different data systems that constantly evolve? How can we monitor the health of connections and sustain their use through new versions?

The Power of Sharing ONE Solution:

The Wisdom Series by AcademyOne optimizes the flow and presentation of academic and administrative data across distinct and separate student information systems (SIS), continuously informing academic decision support and guidance functions shared centrally or distributed across participating institutions. Bridging and transforming differences requires a bit of ingenuity along with systematic methods to handle the evolution and health of components. The Wisdom Series is built with loosely coupled web services to afford the solution.

Enable institutions to partner and build a community to support degree completion.

Today's web 2.0 world requires network connections to be real-time, secure and guaranteed. How and when you synchronize, syndicate and access distributed and centralized data is up to you. Student Guidance Systems and Portals suggest pathways based upon information, and that information should be accurate and timely. If it is out of sync and stale, learners are vulnerable and often misled by good intent but failed execution.


“Upon occasion we find vendors and products that we believe have tremendous potential to help shape the future of higher education. As such we want to take an active role in helping our members develop a relationship with AcademyOne."
Hans L’Orange, Director of Data and Information Management, State Higher Education Executive Officers
“We believe the acquisition of the software and services from AcademyOne by PDE consistent with the recommendations of PASSHE will go a long way toward addressing the concerns raised by students and transfer counselors in their interviews.”
Dr. Peter Garland, Vice Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
“AcademyOne is devoted to assisting post-secondary institutions and states develop seamless, accurate and up-to-date information about course equivalencies that already exist in the institution. I have talked to a lot of people and everybody kept pointing to AcademyOne. This is the only organization in the country that can give us what we need”
Dr. Kathleen Shaw, Deputy Secretary of Postsecondary Higher Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
“We worked with David for over a year on a groundbreaking initiative, and he was a terrific partner and colleague. He is responsive, innovative, easy to work with, has integrity, and is willing to go the extra mile to make things work. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again in the future and hope we are able to make that happen. I recommend him and his software company highly. He is a true social entrepreneur and he has the best interests of students in mind as he does his work.”
Pamela Tate, President and CEO, CAEL: The Council for Adult Experiential Learning
Neither higher education institutions nor students have been insulated from the negative financial effects of the current economic downturn. At the same time, obtaining a college degree has never been more important to individuals and indeed to the nation. Now more than ever, states must do everything possible to eliminate barriers to degree completion and to ensure that students avoid additional expenses and delays. AcademyOne is helping South Carolina implement cost effective technology-based solutions that work for students, institutions, and the state

Dr. T. Michael Raley, Director, Division of Academic Affairs & Licensing, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education
"We need a vibrant real-time national clearinghouse to help students and institutions overcome credit transfer challenges. I share the vision of AcademyOne to develop a comprehensive system that is user-friendly for both student and institution.”
Dr. Bruce Chaloux, Director of the 16 State Electronic Campus, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
"This effort is one of many that will bring us closer to achieving the goals outlined in Governor Markell’s Education Blueprint.”
“Research tells us that students who enter college with some college credits under their belts complete college at much higher rates than those who do not. Increasing the number of students who go on to a post secondary institution (including both 2-year and 4-year programs) and earn a degree will increase Delaware’s competiveness in today’s global economy.”
Dr. Judi Coffield, Chair of the Higher Education Transfer Credit Matrix Subcommittee of Delaware’s P-20 Council
"Washington is a state with a large community college sector and a comparatively small number of baccalaureate institutions. Thus, successful transfer plays an important role in helping students attain bachelor's degrees."
Andi Smith, Associate Director for the Academic Affairs Division, Higher Education Coordinating Board


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