Student success is a key concern in the higher ed community. Join this session to learn how Western Governors University (WGU) and Cornell University are tackling student success issues by placing the emphasis on the student experience rather than on back office solutions. WGU will share how they are using predictive analytics to proactively ensure student success not only at the course level, but also in staying on track for graduation. They will also show how they’ve created a Student Community to increase collaboration and foster a culture among distance learners. Cornell will then share its student-first approach to building an engagement platform. It’s social on the front end and ‘big data’ on the back end with the goal of creating a simple and intuitive online experience.