First and foremost, the scholarly articles that have reported on the relationship between student attendance and ‘performance’ (grades, completion, etc) highlight the fact that there is a very clear correlation between student success and student attendance.
The first semester can be overwhelming for students; managing workload, making new friends, homesickness, social anxiety, academic stress, meeting deadlines. While graduates look back at the challenges of the first semester with a great sense of pride and achievement, it is difficult to appreciate the lessons at the time. Many students struggle with the transition to higher education, so it is incumbent on the institution to provide services that help students along the way.
Higher education institutions (HEI’s) in the 21st century face many and varied challenges. The reporting demands alone are daunting and seem unending. Add to this a complex regulatory framework and ever increasing ‘accountability’ and you begin to get some idea of the challenging environment of global higher education.
As the name suggests, Predictive Analytics makes predictions about unknown future events. Data mining, statistics, modelling, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence can all play a role in analysing old and new data to make future predictions.
SEAtS Software is the most popular commercial Attendance Monitoring System in UK universities.
Corporate Information Systems Group (CISG) recently published their annual report of all UCISA member institutions. The results confirm that SEAtS Software is twice as popular as its nearest commercial competitor.
SEAtS wants to reverse a worrying trend in colleges which has seen student retention rates decrease for the 4th year running.
A key indicator of student progress is attendance. SEAtS provides the hardware and software to record accurate attendance. Attendance data combined with dozens of other data points offer a complete digital progress report of each student. Workflows allow faculty administrators to automate contact with the student and escalate at-risk students for data-driven case management.
Early intervention increases student retention, and reduces the financial and reputational loss for both the university and the student. EdTech has seen an explosion in popularity in Higher Education over the last decade, and SEAtS Software is leading the way.
SEAtS Software is top of the class for Attendance Monitoring August 2nd, 2019
I am delighted to announce that SEAtS new student mobile app for iOS and Android is available for download for even more efficient Student Attendance recording.
As you may know, SEAtS have been working on new architecture for the SEAtS Mobile iOS and Android Apps. We are now using the Microsoft Mobile Development Stack. This will give us the capacity to add new features faster in the future. We have got some exciting new features to share with you in this release. We will be adding many more exciting new features in the coming months. The SEAtS Product Marketing team will keep you updated on these new features via email.
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The feedback from customers was that many students struggled with the mobile code SMS, and an easier student on-boarding experience was needed. The SEAtS App now integrates with your Azure AD / ADFS security. The student will install the app and enter their university email credentials. It will then authenticate with the University Active Directory. SEAtS will continue to support text message sign-up for now. The student will then be able to access the SEAtS App and check in to class, view their attendance history and upcoming events.