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Smarter student lifecycles with advanced analytics

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Admin February 3, 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic pushed higher education to adapt faster to new education models. The cumbersome legacy systems were too costly to continue to operate and were not yielding insights required for today’s digital educational experience. Schools now had a critical need for strategic management led by technology and data insights to better serve students.

The client, a global consultancy serving some of the world’s leading educational organizations, was in urgent need of an analytical platform to complement their higher education suite of products. A student data hub was required for higher education institutions to use through a student’s lifecycle from recruiting and enrolment through graduation and alumni engagement.

The Solution

Collabera engineered and deployed a state-of-the-art student analytics hub leveraging the AWS data stack.

  • A new data model and the semantic layer were designed to support the analytical needs across the student lifecycle
  • New data pipelines were designed and developed that included metadata extraction at source and inbuilt self-healing data quality checks
  • The data lake architecture leveraged AWS’s Glue Crawler and Athena, with AWS Lambda functions for the data pipeline. The reporting layer used AWS Quicksight
  • The analytics produced data on the cost of education, student enrolment, student dropout, student performance, and faculty/student interactions

Tech Stack:

AWS Athena, AWS Glue Crawler, AWS Lambda, AWS Quicksight

The Results

Using the student analytics platform, higher education institutions are providing a more personalized experience for their students at every step of the student lifecycle.

The institutions can now make data-driven decisions to meet course demands and manage resources. Real-time enrolment statistics and gap analysis allow users to react more quickly to enrolment trends, provide insights into faculty analysis and increase enterprise productivity. Tactically, the solution quarantines bad data to prevent data loading failures and has enhanced page navigation for an improved user experience.

  • 40%

    increase in performance reports

  • 45%

    the anticipated reduction in operating expenses

  • 15%

    increase in student retention

  • 60%

    faster time to market

Collabera has co-engineered and helped numerous organizations succeed in their digital transformation and platform engineering efforts. Talk to us to learn more.

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