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Even with significant advances in Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) techniques and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methodologies for system integration, one of the most acute information ...

Even with significant advances in Enterprise Application Integration (EAI) techniques and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) methodologies for system integration, one of the most acute information technology gaps at colleges today is the huge discontinuity between the LMS and the ERP.
For many years, higher educators have been yearning for a platform that cohesively unites the traditional LMS with the traditional set of ERP applications. With advances in information technology, stabilization of LMS requirements, improved user interfaces for ERP applications and the evolution of business intelligence methodologies, such a platform now is possible. The Gilfus Education Group believes that higher educators are demanding a new solutions category: the Enterprise Education Platform

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    • Gilfus Education Group Educational Research, Strategy, and Implementations “Social Learning” Buzz Masks Intelligence Emerges Deeper Dimensions from Enterprise Education Platform Integration thrives. Intelligence prospers. Everyone benefits. Gilfus Education Group 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20036 www.gilfuseducationgroup.com 888.861.3375 Main
    • | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Copyright © 2009 Gilfus Education Group ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Printed in the USA. For additional copies please contact: Gilfus Education Group Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform 1050 Connecticut Ave, NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20036 Main: 888.861.3375 For more information: www.gilfuseducationgroup.com About the Gilfus Education Group The Gilfus Education Group delivers education innovation by bringing refreshing clarity to academic and corporate enterprises through educational, technology, and business consulting. The company provides a wide array of services to clients across the United States and around the world, offering insightful and diversified expertise to the education industry. Since 1997 the Gilfus Education Group team has served thousands of universities, colleges, schools, academic content providers, and education and technology companies in meeting their mission-critical planning and technology needs. Our group consists of individuals of the highest caliber talent and experience in educational research, strategy, planning, and technical implementation services representing capabilities for meeting organizational objectives and compliance, evaluating education quality and outcomes, and supporting technical integration, infrastructure, and delivery.
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Integration thrives. Intelligence prospers. Everyone benefits. © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved
    • | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Foreword The Gilfus Education Group predicts that over the next few years, educators will make great progress in achieving institutional efficiency and accountability hand-in-hand with improved academic performance, predictive analytics and overall student success. Converging technologies can mitigate many existing challenges while providing greater capabilities to Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform education institutions, especially improving the ability to generate and disseminate critical intelligence to all constituents. We are excited to share how the immersive experiences made possible by the Enterprise Education Platform can simplify and enhance many aspects of the education experience to generate new dimensions of intelligence. – Stephen Gilfus, Gilfus Education Group
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | Contents College Goes High Tech 1 Campus Computing Evolution 2 LMS vs. ERP 3 Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Costs of Fragmentation 7 Rise of Collegiate Intelligence 9 Introducing the Enterprise Education Platform 11 Integration Thrives 11 Intelligence Prospers 13 Everyone Benefits 15 A Word from Datatel: With over three solid decades of experience in education, Datatel is dedicated to helping downtime institutions be more successful in improving student success. Teaching and learning is at the heart of every institution’s vision and mission. Students today demand technology that helps teaching and learning become more collaborative, team-oriented, and relevant. Datatel is embracing the Enterprise Education Platform concept introduced by the Gilfus Education Group to make it a reality for students, faculty, and administrators. The Enterprise Education Platform enhances and strengthens the education continuum with its promise of multifaceted intelligence to provide a more holistic experience for all constituents. - Liz Murphy, Chief Client Officer, Datatel Inc. © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 1 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform College Goes High Tech As the end of the first decade of the 21st well as audio and video records of each class century draws to a close, it is incredible to session. witness the almost ubiquitous presence of computers on college campuses. One of the The primary driver of education computer Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform most remarkable phenomena is that almost usage is the preparation and distribution of every student on campus routinely uses a assignments and lecture materials using word laptop, mobile phone or a PDA device as a processing, spreadsheet, and presentation daily part of the college experience. This is applications such as those found in Microsoft quite incredible considering that during the Office. Other drivers are student online last decade of the 20th century in the 1990s, applications such as email, text messaging, computer use for most students was either and World Wide Web (Web) browsing both nonexistent or a special event that often for assignment, research, and entertainment required a trip to an on-campus computer lab. purposes, and for interacting with friends within social networks such as Facebook and Even more amazing is that only a decade MySpace. earlier, during the 1980s, most college students did not use computers in the Over the past few years, higher educators learning process. For most students of that have pondered whether the tremendous era, the closest tangible association with wealth of student-behavior information, that computers was test taking by coloring bubble can be collected during routine LMS usage sheets with number 2 pencils and collecting and analyzed to identify trends, can be a punched card for each class during each combined with the vast amount of data found semester’s course registration process. in traditional institutional Student Information Systems (SIS) and campus Enterprise Today, one of the primary drivers of student Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Not computer usage is a college’s Learning only can more robust data provide richer Management System (LMS) combined with analyses of student performance, it also can high-speed wireless Internet access. For help in predicting potential student success most students, the LMS is the online gateway and failure, identifying at-risk students, to each semester’s set of courses. and recommending appropriate corrective remedies for faltering students. Using critical For each course, an online environment data to support institutional and student within the LMS is typically used by students success is extremely important because to obtain and turn in assignments, perform over the past few years, colleges have online exercises, participate in class faced mounting concerns over decreasing discussion boards, access required readings budgets and staff shortages as they grappled beyond the textbook, and check grades. At a to improve student-retention rates to boost growing number of schools, students will also graduation rates and preserve important find the instructor’s notes and slides used tuition revenues. during each class session and supplementary materials not covered in class sessions, as
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 2 Campus Computing Evolution During the 1970s and 1980s, when the asset management, and human resources closest exposure to computers for most management, but expanded by the late 1990s students was taking tests on bubble to include SIS, grading (report card and Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform sheets and signing up for courses via a transcript), grants management, financial aid, registration system driven by punched cards, course registration, marketing automation, mainframe computer systems were being and supply procurement. Although ERP installed on major college campuses in the introduced efficiencies through centralized United States. During this era, numerous databases and common formats, “information standalone batch computer programs and is power” isolation continued to thrive on packages were introduced for applications college campuses because user interfaces such as accounting and budgeting, payroll for various ERP applications were far from management, human resources (employee intuitively obvious, and typically required database), inventory management, library specialized training. management, student information (student database), course registration systems, grade (report card and transcript) systems, statistical packages, and programming language compilers. Although these programs and packages were based on the same solitary mainframe system, for the most part they existed as separate isolated entities because data was configured in proprietary databases and data “...the old adage formats. Because of newfound abilities to ‘information is power’ amass and organize large volumes of data, began to take on new the old adage “information is power” began to take on new dimensions. dimensions.” During the early 1990s, ERP systems which had their origins in manufacturing and production planning systems were introduced to higher education. The college ERP leveraged client server architectures to begin to integrate information and business processes into a common set of databases to enable the sharing of data and information throughout the collegiate organization. The early scope of college ERP offerings was financial management, © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 3 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform LMS vs. ERP While collegiate ERP systems were gaining Additionally, there was an enormous degree momentum and proliferating in the 1990s, the of innovation regarding new curriculum Internet and the Web began to blossom. The specific tools, dynamic content, learning most visible and dramatic impacts on colleges objects, communication widgets, and Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform were the introduction of Web sites to promote broadband technology to meet the diverse the college institution, the explosion of email, needs of instructors and students within and the emergence of Course Management various education disciplines. Also notable Systems (CMS) for faculty course Web sites is that primary Web sites of many colleges and as a basis for e-learning. evolved from brochure ware to institutional portals for both the public at large and the Instructors rapidly created online classroom major constituent segments of the college. environments in which students and instructors communicated via email, shared By this point, colleges were beginning to documents, submitted homework and enjoy the efficiencies and cost savings took tests. Unlike ERPs, early CMSs were generated by their ERP system investments. embraced first by techno-savvy faculty, In the ERP spirit of improving operations, it graduate students, academic computing became clear that the integration between researchers, and academic technology LMS and ERP, especially the SIS, could organizations, typically not under the direct generate additional labor efficiencies and cost jurisdiction of the Chief Information savings. Officer (CIO). Early integrations seemed straightforward: By 2001, the Web had become well established and embedded into North 1) Before the beginning of the semester, American culture. A growing number of load the student enrollment lists colleges deemed e-learning as an from the registration system to the important learning format with ground- appropriate course sections within the breaking pedagogies within their LMS, and institutions, and Course Management Systems grew into institution wide 2) After the end of the semester, load the Learning Management Systems. final course grades for each student from the LMS to the SIS. Some colleges asserted that the LMS was critical to the institution’s core mission of Tying together the ERP and the LMS teaching and learning, and that it was just appeared relatively straightforward, by simply as important to the daily operations of the interchanging a few pieces of information. college as email and the voice phone system. The notion of anywhere, anytime learning proliferated among campuses and colleges began to perceive learning technologies as a competitive advantage for their institution.
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 4 However, as the need for more sophisticated administrative staff and faculty while integrations grew, the challenges multiplied meeting the needs of the student user because of a host of factors: in a rapidly changing and significantly Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform growing technology environment. • The ERP system was typically managed • The software code of ERPs and by centralized administrative staff, LMSs was radically different making whereas the LMS was managed integrations complex, challenging disparately by academic staff across a and often unsustainable because of number of departments. individual vendor upgrades. • The ERP was built on client/server • The maturity level of the applications architectures while the LMS was built and the unique attributes of on rapidly evolving Web application organizations forced customizations, technology. making any extension to either system • Security policies varied widely, with the more challenging. LMS providing open access to a wide • Colleges often did not upgrade to the number of typically undefined users, latest releases of an ERP or LMS in and the ERP providing specific access a timely manner, making it difficult to to a smaller group of well-known users. support newer capabilities. • Variations proliferated to satisfy And moreover; • “Information is power” fiefdoms related to specific ERP and LMS applications flourished within individual organizations that were focused on owning and leveraging data but not sharing it. Unfortunately, for many colleges the effort, cost, and resources required to establish and maintain the reliability of the integrations approached the level of maintaining and “...the landscape of various operating the core ERP systems and LMS. In technologies within a addition, some higher educators suffered from system downtime or complete system data single college has become loss sparked by faulty integrations. confusing, unmanageable, and untenable.” Today, with growing wireless capabilities and advanced mobile devices, information applications within colleges continue to grow exponentially. Departments and individual faculty members often have the latitude to © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 5 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Desire introduce technologies and applications to meet their own unique needs. Consistent and predictable user experience. Needless to say, the landscape of various technologies within a single college has become confusing, unmanageable, Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform and untenable. Because of this, college Data consistency and integrity. technology ecosystems are typically fraught with redundant data, information ambiguity, disconnected processes, and gaps in security, and provide little to no ability to create reliable continuity among institutional information and System interface simplification, end-user experiences. consistency and integrity. Traditional ERP systems have evolved to provide more complete functionality for institutional operations and individual user Higher degree of security. capabilities and LMS functionality has moved from that of a course support tool to that of an enterprise wide teaching and learning application that encompasses the pragmatic Reporting reliability and timeliness. operations of a course while extending itself into other areas of the institution. Ironically, the most dominant and visible system on college campuses today, the LMS, has been neither effectively integrated with nor embraced within the ERP system, and there User independence from IT. is greater and greater overlap of the two systems. IT economies of scale. Costs of Fragmented Synchronized platform backups and upgrades. LMS/ERP vs. Benefits of Lower total costs, better efficiencies and Enterprise Education Platform higher return on investment.
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 6 Costs of Disparate Systems Benefits of Cohesive Enterprise Education Platform • Different approach and orientation for each application. • Common method of user interaction throughout all applications. • User training for nuances of each application. • Contemporary user interface throughout ensures • Functions, searches, and queries yield unexpected or robust use of the solution. inconsistent results. • Higher user productivity through simplified interactions Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform with content, processes and data. • Higher margins of error due to redundant keystroke • Institutional leadership has “one version of truth” from and data feed inaccuracies. which to make confident decisions. • Ambiguity of information. • Assurance that data is accurate, reliable, and accessible. • Different data definitions and processing logic. • Holistic views of students, faculty and curriculum • Various systems store different values for same item. through centralized intelligence. • Myriad of interface methods across different systems. • All modules use the same business logic and database logic. • Intersystem communication creates risks. • Eliminates the need for staff to constantly update and • Batch process and transmission delays cause synchronize disparate solutions. unsynchronized data across systems. • Enables a single platform of action. • System upgrades may trigger unexpected changes. • Data security risks across systems. • Data and information remains intact. • Accidental or deliberate loss of data and information. • Increased trust of information, applications and other users. • Security risks caused by faulty integration and various workarounds to accommodate data flows. • Better FERPA compliance. • Physical and logical movement of data required for • Allows the organization to anticipate problems and robust reporting. respond with ample time to impact results. • Data and information may need formatting, translation, • Enables consistent report designs with easier trend and massaging to produce meaningful reports. identification and analysis. • Multitude of inconsistent report formats across • Engenders a culture of grounded evidence and applications and/or misinterpretation of reports. performance standards. • Users rely on IT to obtain routine data and information. • Optimize IT staff for value creation within the institution. • Valuable IT staff focused on tactical operations rather than strategic initiatives with a need for larger IT staff. • Develop well informed users who manage through data-informed decision making. • Each system and technology stack requires • Deeper IT staff proficiency and experience levels specialized technical and operations expertise. within one technology and applications platform. • IT staff needs training and expertise on multiple • Easier cross training and staffing across applications. application environments. • Better economies of scale for software licensing, • Difficult to maintain a fully staffed multi-environment development, testing, operations and training. technology organization. • IT more responsive to expanding user needs. • Comprehensive central backup highly unlikely. • Backup, archiving and preservation more efficiently managed from a central perspective. • Each system on separate backup, maintenance and upgrade schedules. • Successful application upgrades more likely with increased availability and uptime for applications. • Upgrading one system can adversely impact other systems. • Higher degrees of user satisfaction. • Higher ongoing and recurring expenditures: • More predictable expenditures and platform evolution. IT staff hours, user support, training, software licenses, hardware upgrades, integration upkeep, maintaining • Holistic organizational efficiencies and empowering business processes. intelligence throughout the downtime institution. • Repurpose funds to address institutional priorities. • College can focus on mission of teaching and learning. © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 7 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Costs of Fragmentation Even with significant advances in Enterprise Each vendor claims that the underlying Application Integration (EAI) techniques problem is the fault of the other vendor, often and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) leaving an academic institution holding the methodologies for system integration, one of bag in supporting the most complex items Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform the most acute information technology gaps itself. Every semester, The Gilfus Education at colleges today is the huge discontinuity Group receives panicked calls from academic between the LMS and the ERP. At many institutions looking for emergency assistance colleges “integration” is limited to single-sign- to help recover after a rogue system on (SSO) capability to allow users to have integration component has overlaid data, or the same login and password credentials for taken down their LMS and/or ERP during the the learning management system, ERP and first week of classes. email systems. At other colleges integration is still a rudimentary batch program that is run Despite substantial investments in integration, occasionally during the semester. Colleges many colleges continue to suffer from the that have attempted substantial integrations pervasive “costs of fragmentation” that affect have found that the cost of creating and people, processes, and technology. Sample maintaining a secure, reliable set of system fragmentation costs include batch process interfaces can be more expensive than the delays causing data and information to costs of the LMS and ERP themselves. become unsynchronized across systems, ambiguity of information produced by multiple Not only are technology integrations and systems storing different values for the same customizations that tie together disparate item, questionable timeliness and accuracy of systems that are unique to an individual reports caused by the need to physically and college expensive to implement, they also logically move and then massage data, risks create ongoing challenges for the institution of accidental or deliberate loss of data and to maintain a reliable set of system interfaces information, and unexpected intrusion risks and still provide cost effective support to and breaches caused by security exceptions internal and external constituents. Colleges to accommodate data flows. continuously struggle with unforeseen and hidden IT costs that are a result of making There is a clear need for continuity and so many technologies work together on convergence to reduce administrative campus. Many CIOs, directors of technology, efficiencies, improve return on and heads of academic technology are all investment, and support the continuum of the too familiar with the integration tug of war education process. between two vendors. There are struggles to determine which part of a broken integrated component is the responsibility of a specific vendor.
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 8 Two integrated systems Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Two integrated systems and a customization Middleware, SSO technologies, and a few customizations + = Cost of Fragmentation “Cost of Fragmentation” Typical enterprise ecosystem © Copyright 2009 Gilfus Education Group Cost of Fragmentation “...the cost of creating and maintaining a secure, reliable set of system interfaces can be more expensive than the cost of the LMS or ERP themselves.” © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 9 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Rise of Collegiate Intelligence Critics argue that at many colleges, education key performance indicators found in business has become somewhat depersonalized, performance dashboards and scorecards can leaving many students feeling that they are be repurposed to monitor student success. fending for themselves. Thankfully, advances Analogously, data-mining and information- Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform in information technologies have made it cubing techniques used for statistical and feasible for colleges to present students with predictive analysis can be used to detect a cohesive but individualized approach to students in need of remediation, honors their education. It now is possible for colleges enrichment or academic counseling. Many of all sizes to create a centralized folder for colleges already have begun to use business each student, with a consolidated view of intelligence tools and reporting, either within student records, interactions with faculty or as extensions to ERP systems. members and advisors, and measurements of academic growth, including assessments The overall result is that information isolation of strengths and gaps for specific knowledge is being replaced by integrated intelligence areas and skills. allowing more effective decision making in key areas, such as: Most of the advanced analytics techniques and technologies that can be used to improve • Student-life-cycle management (recruiting, academic success for individual students admissions, enrollment, graduation) were perfected as business intelligence • Alumni development and donor nurturing methodologies in the quest to optimize (fund-raising activities, contribution business marketing, sales, manufacturing, campaigns, donor-population and operations processes. The same types of and segmentation) Technology & Operational Strategic Education Enterprise Education Platform Chaos Alignment Continuity “From Chaos to Continuity” © Copyright 2009 Gilfus Education Group
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 10 • Financial management (accounting Three contributing factors for this awkward systems, budgeting, actual fiscal discrepancy are: performance) Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform • Human resources management 1) Administrative and academic computing (recruiting, compensation, benefits have been managed separately, often and career paths for faculty and staff, with vastly different objectives; affirmative action and equality standards) 2) Collecting student performance data • Federal and state government compliance from LMSs has been difficult and most (financial-aid statistics, student of the time performance data is not applications and allocations of student even tracked; and loans, grants, scholarships) 3) Building and maintaining robust, reliable, sustainable, deep integrations Paradoxically, most of the business between administrative systems and intelligence applications currently used by LMSs has been challenging and cost colleges focus on creating relationships prohibitive because of misalignment to attract students and on managing among vendors of these systems. relationships with alumni. There has been very little focus on using those tools and techniques to improve academic achievement and lifestyle while students are actually enrolled in courses at the college. “Information isolation is being replaced by integrated intelligence.” “Many colleges already have begun to use business intelligence tools and reporting, either within or as extensions to ERP systems.” © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 11 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Introducing the Enterprise Education Platform For many years, higher educators have are natural beneficiaries. been yearning for a platform that cohesively unites the traditional LMS with the traditional Not only can the learning applications set of ERP applications. With advances in within the Intelligent Learning Platform Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform information technology, stabilization of LMS leverage data and information generated requirements, improved user interfaces by the other rich set of applications within for ERP applications and the evolution the Enterprise Education Platform, but the of business intelligence methodologies, learning applications also can interact smartly such a platform now is possible. The Gilfus with other applications within the Enterprise Education Group believes that higher Education Platform to proactively engage educators are demanding a new solutions students. category: the Enterprise Education Platform. The Enterprise Education Platform consists of an interconnected set of application modules Integration Thrives within a consistent information technology For example, when Emily Glover, a student, framework and architecture. Consequently, adds a course, Biology 102, during the the Enterprise Education Platform combines third week of the semester, the registration the traditional collegiate ERP system with the module within the Enterprise Education traditional learning management system. Platform synchronizes with the Intelligent Learning Platform. Within moments, Emily Because the learning management automatically is added to the class roster components can now leverage the business for Biology 102 in the learning management intelligence characteristics from the other module. The biology instructor, Thomas applications, they replace and surpass the Green, is notified that a new student has traditional learning management system to joined the class and needs a lab partner. become the Intelligent Learning Platform. Emily is automatically granted access to In other words, the learning applications Biology 102 within the learning management traditionally included in a standalone LMS are module. Emily can view all readings and now incorporated into the Intelligent Learning submit all missed assignments. In addition, Platform which is embedded within the because Emily missed the first few weeks greater Enterprise Education Platform. of class and is making up for lost time, the Intelligent Learning Platform will allow late Because the Enterprise Education Platform submissions of assignments from Emily allows colleges to consolidate into a cohesive during the first three weeks of the semester framework the data and information that without imposing late penalties. conventionally has been scattered across academic and administrative systems, administrators, faculty and especially students
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 12 Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform “For many years, higher educators have been yearning for a platform that cohesively unites the traditional LMS with the traditional set of ERP applications. ” © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 13 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Intelligence Prospers Consider a more compelling example that and practice exercises to help overcome demonstrates the advantages made possible the knowledge gaps. If Pat is in danger of by a more, holistic continuum: failing the course, the Intelligent Learning Platform can also recommend certified Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform When Pat Adams, a student, receives a tutors for the course and alert the course below-average grade on a Calculus 103 registration module that Pat may need to midterm, the Intelligent Learning Platform repeat the course next semester. If Pat can alert her advisor as soon as the midterm proceeds with the online learning units or grades are posted to the online grade book meets with a certified tutor, the Intelligent for the course in the learning management Learning Platform can automatically update module. The Intelligent Learning Platform the student’s centralized folder within the can trigger the student-advising system to Enterprise Education Platform and notify both schedule a meeting automatically via the the instructor and advisor of Pat’s progress. college calendar system, between the advisor and Laura Sheppard, the calculus instructor, Although this scenario might sound like as well as a meeting between the advisor science fiction for most colleges, the and Pat. underlying business intelligence technology and techniques have been deployed for over In addition, whether the grader is an a decade within commercial industry. They instructor, or an automated grading process, are used to generate efficiencies and uncover there can be immediate identification of both trends during business cycles, provide input mastered concepts and knowledge gaps. Pat for day-to-day decision making, and monitor can then be prescribed and presented with real-time performance. Applications are a series of immersive online learning units widespread across functions and industrial sectors such as marketing, manufacturing, retail, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, rp r ise Educat transportation, and financial services. E nte ion With the Intelligent Learning Platform entrenched within the Enterprise Education e Platform, it now is feasible to apply ministrativ Ac a d mi c Intellige elligent business intelligence methodologies to e Lea ning earning the core production of human knowledge ILP IL and intelligence, within programs of study Ad at colleges: indeed, the very business of creating human intelligence. Furthermore significant costs of fragmentation either are Platform significantly reduced or eliminated completely. © Copyright 2009 “Intelligent Learning Core” Gilfus Education Group
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 14 Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform “Convergence to an Enterprise Education Platform” © Copyright 2009 Gilfus Education Group Convergence toward an Enterprise Education Platform “...it now is feasible to apply business intelligence methodologies to the core production of human knowledge and intelligence...” © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
    • 15 | Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform Everyone Benefits From a user perspective, pragmatic benefits The emergence of the Enterprise Education of the Intelligent Learning Platform abound for Platform enables the existence of the the entire college community, such as: Intelligent Learning Platform. Students can more productively use their laptops, mobile Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform • One continuous platform for everyone: phones, and PDAs to experience new students, faculty, staff, and other learning applications. constituents; • One login per user to access everything As students use the Intelligent Learning relevant to the user; Platform within their daily education regimes, not only can students grow smarter about • Consistent user experience and their studies, but higher educators can information architecture; also grow smarter about their students, • Easier collaboration among users; improving institutional multidimensional • Increased timeliness of communications meta-intelligence and increasing the overall and information; prospects of student success. Simply put, • Centralized calendar system for all users; everybody can know more about everything. • Greater user independence for information The Enterprise Education Platform provides a searching and reporting; wealth of intelligent benefits and efficiencies, • Improved learning efficiencies and as well as time and cost savings to college outcomes; students, faculty, staff, alumni, potential • Better overall sense of community students, parents, employers, donors, and via common experience of using one most other constituents in the continuum of platform; education. Information is power. Intelligence • Enhanced individual and organizational is empowering. intelligence; and • Ongoing improved student success. “Information is power. Intelligence is empowering.”
    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 16 Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | 16 Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform “...everybody can know more about everything.” © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
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    • Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform | NOTES: Intelligence Emerges from Enterprise Education Platform © Copyright 2009, Gilfus Education Group, All Rights Reserved.
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