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Transforming Education

IBM is committed to the lifelong education of the world's students. Through IBM Analytics, we are helping education leaders around the world transform education by identifying students at risk and keeping them in school, assisting educational institutions navigate uncertain budgeting decisions and maximizing interconnected relationships.

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IBM has a suite of solutions to help education administrators manage enrollment efficiently, retain students, and strengthen ties with alumni and donors. Choose the area you are trying to improve in your business below to learn how we can help.

Transform Teaching and Learning

Improve Operational Efficiency

Transform Teaching and Learning

Give teachers, professors, and administrators the technology solutions and services they need to achieve world-class results by helping students succeed from pre-kindergarten through high school graduation and into college or the workforce.

Retaining and Graduating Primary and Secondary Students

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Alabama's Mobile County School District uses an advanced warning system that enables teachers to address and resolve issues before they escalate.

How can I quickly identify students at risk and intervene to stop dropouts and attrition?

Using IBM Analytics, primary and secondary educators and administrators are determining which students are struggling – academically and otherwise – and are at risk of leaving school. Equipped with this information, administrators can reach out to students earlier when they first show signs of possibly dropping out of school. In doing so, school leaders are working with all stakeholders – teachers, parents, administrators and community leaders – to keep children in school through graduation.

IBM Analytics for student retention helps educational institutions align academic and non-academic data for each student to identify at-risk students and build a personal intervention plan to keep them enrolled and on track for timely graduation.

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Recruiting and Retaining College and University Students

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Marist College uses analytics in an academic early-warning solution that improves its ability to keep academically at-risk students on track to graduate.

How can I recruit students who are the best fit for my institution and quickly identify at risk students in order to intervene to stop dropouts and attrition?

Colleges and universities are using IBM Analytics to determine which students to target with the most relevant recruitment offers. This allows administrators to enroll those students with the best fit, thereby reducing one of the main factors that contribute to attrition.

Once enrolled, college and university administrators are able to determine students who are at risk of dropping out and reach out to students when they first show signs of becoming at-risk.

IBM Analytics for student recruitment and retention helps colleges and universities align both academic and non-academic data for each student, enabling educators to determine at-risk students and intervene to keep them enrolled and graduated on time.

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Effective Curriculum Development for Adult Education

The German Federal Employment Agency, Bundesagentur für Arbeit maintains an extensive nationwide network of employment agencies and branch offices. Its employees provide placement services for on-site employment and training vacancies and consulting services for vocational training and continued education.

How do I build curriculum to addresses the needs of employers and adult learners?

From workforce training and job re-training to personal enrichment, the last step for lifelong learning is continuing education. Whether delivered in a traditional classroom session, such as a local university or community college, a traditional workplace, or through massive open online courses (MOOCs), our goal is to give institutions specializing in continuing education the technology solutions and services they need to build effective curriculum to address the needs of the adult learner as they progress through different stages of their lives.

Using IBM Analytics, continuing education institutions are determining the right curriculum and training to address the needs of the adult learner. The adult learner is not like a traditional student: they are part-time, usually working a full-time job; they are parents and grandparents, and they may have experienced recent job loss.

IBM Analytics focuses on the needs of continuing education institutions that align both academic and non-academic data for each student, to determine how best to assist in building a meaningful curriculum and delivering that curriculum in a way that fosters lifelong learning.

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Successful Student Intervention

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Hamilton County uses IBM Analytics to have a better understanding of how adverse patterns develop and can step in earlier to keep students on the right track.

How can I implement ongoing intervention to ensure we keep students enrolled?

What is the best intervention plan for a student at-risk? For primary and secondary students, it could be identifying adverse patterns as they develop. For college students, it could be extra help from a teaching assistant, finding a new roommate, help with obtaining part-time employment, or more financial aid.

Using IBM advanced analytics, schools can build, implement and manage better interventions – whether academic, financial, health, emotional or other – that address each individual student's needs to keep at-risk students in school.

By monitoring student progress through dashboards and reporting, administrators can be sure that no student falls through the cracks.

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Improve Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness

Find efficiencies in your people, systems, processes and facilities in order to optimize your finance and operations at every level of your organization.

Managing Budgets and Finance

Northwestern University uses IBM Analytics to streamline and manage all facets of the university's budget and financial requirements.

EF Education First has gained unprecedented control and insight into its finances with IBM Analytics, helping it manage fluctuating costs, maintain profitability, and optimize pricing to appeal to students in dozens of global markets.

How can I align financial processes across my institution for deeper insight?

In a climate of cost-cutting, competition for top students and staff, less public funding, and more stringent compliance requirements, education institutions must be able to define long-term growth plans while analyzing trends and scenarios to prepare for future excellence.

IBM Analytics brings together strong financial management capabilities for managing budget and finance requirements. You can create a well-defined budget and finance infrastructure that aligns the right data to support the financial and operational objectives of every level of the institution.

IBM makes it easy for educational institutions to quickly and confidently make budgeting and financial decisions. With IBM Analytics, you can better manage budgets, lower costs and maximize efficiencies in your people, systems, processes and facilities in order to optimize your finance and operations at every level of your organization.

From the work group or department level, to the institution as a whole, IBM helps education leaders drive better financial outcomes, improve operations and maximize effectiveness.

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Institutional Advancement for Higher Education

By mining alumni and stakeholder records, social media and other unstructured data-sets with text analytics software, Michigan State University gains insights into the engagement, sentiments and behavior of current and potential donors.

How can I manage and predict donors for better institutional advancement?

Colleges and universities are ever dependent on alumni and other donor contributions to fund specific programs. As government funding is cut, it becomes increasingly important to establish a strong alumni and corporate giving program.

How do you determine when to ask for contributions and how much? How do you treat your top donors? How do you cultivate relationships with recent graduates while maintaining relationships with older alumni? Analytics can help by showing how alumni and corporate donors contribute, when they are likely to contribute and what messages resonate. Colleges and universities can tailor their institutional advancement programs to maximize their donor base and thus maximize contributions.

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IBM Insight 2015 -
Data and Analytics Conference

Learn how education leaders are using world-class solutions and services to gain data-driven insights into business intelligence helping organizations work smarter to identify and visualize trends and patterns for better decision-making to achieve business goals. Attend IBM Insight 2015 and learn more.

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