This Week in Review – Feb. 26th to March 4th

Business Intelligence - Bandung Institute of Technology

TIBCO Partners with Institute of Technology Bandung to Ignite Data Talent Pool in Indonesia

TIBCO Software, Inc., a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, today announced its plans to collaborate with the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) to expand data analytics capabilities and knowledge in Indonesia. As part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), ITB and TIBCO propose to jointly engage students through workshops, internships, and other practice-based training to empower students with technological skills essential for their careers after graduation.

"Digital businesses gain a competitive edge with today's consumers when they are able to identify changes in customer behavior and make timely interventions or personalized offers at the right moment. To do so, businesses are using various data analytics and visualization tools to understand customers and predict their behavior. However, it's often difficult to visualize or apply theoretical concepts of data analytics in a classroom setting," said Erich Gerber, general manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, TIBCO. "Our collaboration with ITB will provide students the opportunity to apply these concepts in a practical manner. This will also strengthen their ability to explore new business models and deepen their understanding of the data analytics field, as well as the business world."

Source: Newswire Today

Customer Relationship Management - University of Western Ontario

Leading Higher Education Institutions Achieve Success with Blackbaud CRM

Blackbaud, the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, today reported solid growth in adoption and satisfaction rates of Blackbaud CRM™ among higher education institutions seeking a powerful yet adaptable fundraising and relationship management solution to improve constituent engagement, fundraising outcomes and campus-wide collaboration. The company has also deepened its continued global partnership with the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and will be showcasing its latest innovations as a platinum-level sponsor at the DRIVE/ Conference, which is currently underway in Seattle.

University of Western Ontario selected Blackbaud CRM to help power the University's mission forward," said Drew Martin, executive director of Technology Solutions at University of Western Ontario. "During our selection process, it was critical that we found a mobile, flexible, cloud solution that improves engagement, helps us leverage relationships and supports us in achieving our fundraising goals."

Source: Cision PR Newswire

Learning Management System - Sonoma State University

Teachers Preparing For The End of Moodle

Sonoma State University has begun an assessment of the learning management system Canvas as a possible replacement for Moodle.

The assessment is being done with the help of 16 professors across a variety of courses to pilot the system and compare it to Moodle.

Emily Hostutler, a lecturer with the English department and one of the 16 professors piloting Canvas, describes herself as a Moodle “power user.”

“While I appreciate many of Moodle’s features, I was very pleased that the Faculty Center put together such a well-supported pilot for a new learning management system,” Hostutler said. “With so much momentum on campus to innovate and make positive changes, it makes sense to closely evaluate a new platform for our curriculum.”

Source: Sonoma State Star

Online Program Management - University of Northern Colorado

MCB to Launch Fully Online MBA Program

The University of Northern Colorado has selected Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading comprehensive online service provider, to expand access to the Monfort College of Business’s Masters of Business Administration (MBA) program. AP specializes in assisting public universities with converting campus-based programs into an online format while also leading efforts to recruit, enroll and retain those students, in addition to faculty training and support.

In a letter to the campus community, Monfort College Dean Paul Bobrowski explained, “This move accelerates and amplifies our efforts to increase access to our MBA program—across Colorado and beyond. Students seeking a learning experience that balances theory with practice taught by top faculty, entrepreneurs and business practitioners will, I predict, find our MBA program to be a challenging, affordable and convenient option.”

Source: University of Northern Colorado News

Textbooks - Northwestern State University

Northwestern State University Taps Follett to Run Two Campus Stores

Northwestern State University (NSU) will transition its Shreveport and Natchitoches campus stores from Barnes & Noble to Follett Higher Education on Feb. 22, 2018, bringing affordable course material options, fresh products and innovative store designs to the campus community.

With this new partnership between Follett and NSU, students and faculty at both locations will benefit from Follett's expansive inventory of affordable course material choices. Cost-saving print options include used books as well as Follett’s text rental program that can save students up to 80 percent on titles when compared to purchasing new.

Source: Follett Press Releases