Tag: Predictive Modeling

Top 3 Things You Should Know About Machine Learning

Top 3 Things You Should Know About Machine Learning

It’s not monolithic. It has strong advantages as well as important drawbacks. It will have major implications for what products will look like in the…

Black Swans and the Problem of Induction

Black Swans and the Problem of Induction

In 17th century London, a “black swan” was a phrase that was equated with an impossibility. For Europeans at the time, the idea of anything…

Mental Folders, Part 2: Asking Questions of Data and Applying it to Admissions

Mental Folders, Part 2: Asking Questions of Data and Applying it to Admissions

In the first part of this blog, we learned how overcoming “information blindness” saved a struggling elementary school in Cincinnati. Today, let’s examine how “asking…

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…

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…

Do College and University Admissions Offices Have Enough Personnel?

Do College and University Admissions Offices Have Enough Personnel?

The job of admissions offices across the country has never been more important. No one is going to argue with that. It’s maybe even the…

Capture’s Top Graduate and Professional Studies Blogs of 2018

Capture’s Top Graduate and Professional Studies Blogs of 2018

Capture Higher Ed experts examined, reported and blogged about the issues and challenges surrounding graduate and professional enrollment with increased vigor in 2018. They discussed everything…