LONDON, UK, September 18, 2019 – Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, and Solutionpath Ltd are pleased to announce that Middlesex University has chosen the Solutionpath StREAM learning analytics platform and Ex Libris campusM mobile app to provide learning analytics and attendance solutions that are the first of their kind in the market.
Middlesex University issued a tender in early 2019 for a solution that would enable the University to achieve its commitment to providing students with the timely personalized support they need to progress and succeed while also meeting UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) regulations. With the combined Solutionpath-Ex Libris offering—going live with a phased approach starting September 2019—Middlesex will benefit from a comprehensive system in which the Solutionpath advanced StREAM insights will draw attendance data from the student-facing app supplied by the Ex Libris campusM platform and participation and engagement data from other university systems.
The Ex Libris campusM student app is already in use at Middlesex, delivering key university services such as email, timetable information, and access to the virtual learning environment. The app is very popular with students, and now, with the addition of built-in attendance capabilities, students will be able to manage all aspects of campus life via one mobile app.
UKVI requirements to report attendance for certain cohorts of students often create a challenge for universities, which need to find a way to manage these regulations while respecting students’ personal data concerns. Using the StREAM and campusM system, Middlesex University will be able to securely capture attendance data through the mobile app and also provide information and insights to lecturers and students in support of academic success.
“Solutionpath and campusM provide a joint solution that is not available through any other vendor in the marketplace,” said Ian O’Donnell of Middlesex University. “We are thrilled to have these two technologies working together through one application, creating a seamless experience for our students as well as enabling us to address multiple challenges.”
Richard Gascoigne, Solutionpath CEO, commented, “We are pleased to work with Ex Libris on delivering both attendance and engagement data to students in a way that will empower their learning journey and at the same time support regulatory requirements. It is truly a successful project for all parties.”
Ex Libris Corporate VP of Mobile Campus Solutions Ido Peled said, “By working with Solutionpath, we are able to offer Middlesex University a simple-to-use and easily administered attendance solution, along with valuable analytical data that will help the university support its students throughout their studies.”
Solutionpath provides engagement and learning analytics technology in the higher education sector. In 2014, the company began to develop its proven predictive engagement algorithm, which uses behavioral data to predict risk in student populations. Solutionpath is passionate about supporting the higher education sector by enabling students to reach their potential. For more information, see https://www.solutionpath.co.uk/about/.
About Ex Libris
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