Analytics Can Save Higher Education. Really

| September 6, 2019

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The Association for Institutional Research (AIR), EDUCAUSE, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) stand together with a strong sense of urgency to reaffirm higher education’s commitment to the use of data and analytics to make better strategic decisions. As the leaders of three national associations collectively serving nearly 2,500 institutions and representing over 80 percent of postsecondary students in the U.S. (22 million students), we believe higher education must re-energize its efforts and unleash the power of data and analytics across higher education to support students and institutions.

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Article | January 18, 2021

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Excelsoft Technologies is a provider of innovative technology-based solutions in the education and training space. It architects, designs and develops technology solutions and digital content and has established itself in a leadership position in the e-learning business. The company has made extraordinary contributions towards effectively using technology to enhance capacities of teachers and learners in India and the world over.

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