Talk Session: On the Signals software

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    I saw this same story and speculated on twitter that students might like this kind of feedback based on the other data feeds they are used to receiving. For example, fitness apps like myfitnesspal or fitbit make tracking data about your life and taking action based on that data part of the normal routine. Has this been a side effect of all the standardized testing? St. Edward’s has been exploring retention software, but I like the idea of empowering the students, as well. I will say, however, that we would be more likely to buy a complete package than develop in house. While we might have the expertise to do this, we don’t have the resources to constantly maintain such platforms, especially after the developers leave. We are much more likely to use something with commercial support or a vibrant user community.