I entered the college admission profession 27 years ago, when the internet was non-existent...like, not even discussed or thought of (except in Al Gore’s imagination haha). I kept a file box with all of my prospective students printed on paper slips with handwritten notes scribbled all over them.
Just like the twittersphere was buzzing with people bragging about buying bitcoin in 2013, there are going to be colleges in 2019 boasting about how they implemented AI in 2017.
There are a thousand business owners waiting for artificial intelligence to “arrive,” in a commercial sense.They see AI’s potential, and they’re waiting for it to evolve into a product that can actually affect their business in a positive way, not just play board games.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and big data are currently front and center for evaluation and implementation in higher education.
As a former college admission officer and independent school counselor, I’ve connected with a lot of students over the years.
Quick poll: how many apps do you have on your phone? (I have 86...I just counted!)
Amid higher education’s increasingly competitive environment, institutions are looking for ways to develop deeper relationships with prospective, current, and former students.