Through technology-enabled advising and IPASS initiatives, advisers and faculty have greater access to information and interventions to help students stay on the path to graduation and support student success at their institutions.
Nancy Millichap is a program officer with EDUCAUSE. The organization makes grants aimed at dramatically increasing college completion through applied technology, most often funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Nancy is among the nationally distributed members of the EDUCAUSE staff, working from her home office in Saline, Michigan. Before joining EDUCAUSE in 2011, she worked at the intersection of technology and learning in several other contexts: the humanities division at Dartmouth College, colleges and universities in Indiana collaborating to use data networks in the early days of online courses, small colleges in the Midwest sharing instructional technology resources, and liberal arts colleges nationally integrating professional development for faculty and staff to use technology effectively in the academic program. She completed her undergraduate degree in education at Shippensburg University and received the M.A. in English from Middlebury College.
A new analysis scans iPASS research to date: while promising, it has only begun.
Technology is necessary but not sufficient to change learning outcomes for students.