Cognitive

Watson Analytics help Southern Connecticut State University improve student success

Share this post:

SCSU Watson Analytics student successWhat are the determining factors of student success?

Southern Connecticut State University turned to IBM Watson Analytics Professional to find out what really is most important for keeping students on the path to graduation.

A 10-year data analysis found that campus experiences played the biggest role in whether students remained at a university, transferred elsewhere or dropped out completely. Many previous models relied on demographic information to predict a student’s behavior.

“We were able to start making decisions that were informed by data, rather than anecdotes,” said Michael Ben-Avie, director of the Office of Assessment and Planning at SCSU. “The shift from data-laden reports to infographics with visualizations from Watson Analytics considerably helped in this regard.”

The university has used Watson Analytics to open a new Academic Success Center, which offers tutoring services, academic coaching and other services designed to help students achieve. SCSU has also started a new internship program in its School of Business and computer science department in which students have access to Watson Analytics tools.

For more, read Campus Technology’s full story.

More Cognitive stories

Cloud chapter two: How a hybrid cloud strategy can transform business

In the first chapter of cloud, we saw that enterprises were primarily focused on cost management and driving new workload innovation on the cloud. This included everything from building cloud-native applications to migrating less complex and more easily portable workloads to the public cloud. While adoption has grown rapidly, to date only about 20 percent […]

Continue reading

Primerica modernizes applications with hybrid cloud and container technologies

The Primerica business really started at the kitchen tables of Middle American families. Those personal, sometimes difficult conversations about finances and life insurance built trust. That trust allowed us to help families get the financial services they needed to protect themselves and future generations. Our reputation and our business grew into the Primerica we are […]

Continue reading

What is a hybrid integration platform (HIP)?

Business leaders are constantly looking for new ways to transform their organizations by using technology and data to drive innovation and business results. But before you can think about deriving insights or building seamless customer experiences, you first need to connect and standardize all of the data across your entire application landscape. From established on-premises […]

Continue reading