Unlocking Student Data Could Lead to ‘App Economy’ for Colleges

Unlocking Student Data Could Lead to ‘App Economy’ for Colleges | Nick DeSantis | The Chronicle of Higher Education | April 15, 2012

College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Now a crowd of start-ups has emerged with hopes of prying out those rich data sets to build an app economy for universities—a world of new personalized services that could transform the student experience.

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