Category: Predictive Modeling in Higher Education

Digital Diplomas: MIT Students Can Secure Virtual Credentials

Digital Diplomas: MIT Students Can Secure Virtual Credentials

“You graduated! Press here to download your degree.” That’s what some students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can choose to do now. Using a…

With AI, Fear Is More Exciting Than the Alternative

With AI, Fear Is More Exciting Than the Alternative

As a writer favoring speculative fiction, I have been interested in Sci-fi for as long as I can remember. The defining characteristic of sci-fi is…

When X = College Admissions: AI and The Inevitable

When X = College Admissions: AI and The Inevitable

Remember “The Clapper?” You’re ready to go to bed and, with two claps of your hands, the lights go out. In the morning, two claps…

8 Questions For Your Predictive Modeling Provider

8 Questions For Your Predictive Modeling Provider

A lack of competition in the market tends to favor long-standing, entrenched products and services. Just a few years ago, taxis were the only way…

Admissions and AI: ‘Siri, How Many Students Will I Enroll?’

Admissions and AI: ‘Siri, How Many Students Will I Enroll?’

Artificial intelligence has been getting a lot of attention lately. Although variants of the technology have been around for decades, the excitement is driven by…

Stop Wasting Time and Money: The Case for Predictive Models in Higher Ed

Stop Wasting Time and Money: The Case for Predictive Models in Higher Ed

If you’re not using a model to predict which students are most likely to apply and enroll, you’re wasting time and money. It’s as simple…

Every College Uses A Predictive Model … Whether They Know It Or Not

Every College Uses A Predictive Model … Whether They Know It Or Not

Every admissions office uses a predictive model. That’s a bold statement, but it’s true. Sure, plenty of schools don’t contract with a vendor to build…

‘No Free Lunch’: Predicting Outcomes for Modern Enrollment Managers

‘No Free Lunch’: Predicting Outcomes for Modern Enrollment Managers

Most higher education consultancies rely on a toolbox of prediction methods that belongs to social science. These prediction tools are good for explaining why certain…

How Do Predictive Engines Work in Higher Ed?

How Do Predictive Engines Work in Higher Ed?

We know that Envision, Capture Higher Ed's cutting-edge predictive engine for higher education, makes predictions. We know that Envision needs student record data to make…

How to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Machine Learning

How to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Machine Learning

When people hear the words “artificial intelligence” or “machine learning” they start to get nervous. They see visions of robots taking over the earth and…