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  • October 8, 2017

See What You Missed in Oracle Student Cloud at OpenWorld

Susan Beidler
Sr. Director, Product Strategy

Oracle OpenWorld 2017 was a tremendous event, taking over 4 or 5 city blocks in San Francisco with an estimated 60,000 attendees! If you didn’t make it to San Francisco for this year’s event, you missed out on some great technology updates, customer stories, and networking with your peers and Oracle experts. Here are some of the highlights from our Student Cloud analysts, customers, and Oracle experts.

It’s a Win for Shawnee State University

Congratulations to Shawnee State University for the 2017 Oracle Sustainability Innovation Award! The award recognizes organizations who are taking an environmental lead as well as to reduce costs and improve business efficiencies using green business practices. Not only is Shawnee State engaging students with Oracle Student Cloud, but they are helping to make the environment better too.

Pictured above are: Rishi Mashur, Senior Director, Client Partner, Drivestream, Jeff Henley, Executive Vice Chairman, Oracle, and Elinda Boyles, Vice President of Administration and Finance, Shawnee State University.

Analyst Coverage

Our analyst community were busy presenting, attending sessions, and sharing the latest industry trends with our Oracle team. During their busy week, Ovum’s Nicole Engelbert and Dr. Joyce Kim also spoke with our customers to chart their path to the cloud in their sessions and observations.

Dr. Kim’s comments were very complimentary of Oracle’s latest Student Cloud developments. “Perhaps of most interest to institutions pursuing competency-based models, Student Management enables the user institution to define its own academic time periods (instead of the standard semester term), which accommodates flexible or continuous learning activities. Moreover, it has extended its definition of curriculum offerings beyond credit-based courses to encompass competencies and work experience, and credentials beyond degrees (like badges and certificates). In doing so, Oracle is expanding the ways in which institutions can improve educational access and enable further personalization in the student learning environment.”

In Nicole’s joint session with Oracle’s Keith Rajecki and Vivian Wong, the title of Nicole’s section summarized it well: “The Great Cloud Migration: Charting a Practical Path that Delivers True Institutional Value.” We were so pleased that Nicole liked what she saw from Oracle’s offerings in Higher Education.

Customer Engagement

And finally, our customers gave us great feedback during sessions and in the demonstration area about the latest developments in the roadmap, updates from campus, and the path to the cloud in Education and Research.

  • “Great to see how much progress you’ve made in the Student Cloud”
  • “We’re working on our upgrade to Campus Solutions 9.2 now but we’re excited about the prospect of leveraging some of the Student Success components Oracle has released”
  • “We’re moving to Cloud solutions and like the efficiency we gain from delivered integration within the full Oracle Cloud suite for Higher Education—ERP, HCM and now Student Cloud.”

Pictured are Oracle’s Student Cloud team in the Student Cloud demonstration booth: Boon Oupaxay, Susan Hoagman, Susan Beidler, and Jim McKendree

Find Out More

It’s not too late to catch up though—you can access the replay of the executive sessions and keynotes here, in the comfort of your own office. You’ll also be able to download the presentations from the OpenWorld session catalog, including these sessions:

  1. “Oracle’s Path to the Cloud for Education and Research” with David Wilkin from Birmingham University, Troy Haan from Boise State, and Nicole Engelbert from Ovum, along with Oracle’s Keith Rajecki and Vivian Wong.
  2. “Student Cloud Roadmap - Innovation and Modernization” with Vivian Wong and me focusing on the imminent release of the Student Management component
  3. “Student Cloud: Update from the Campus” with Huron Consulting, Shawnee State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  4. “Student Cloud: Designs To Empower Student and Institution Success” with Liz Jones and Jim McKendree

We’re not done yet. The Student Cloud team is earning our frequent flyer points this Fall, hopefully coming to a town near you! We hope to see you over the next few weeks at the Midwest Higher Education User Group in St. Charles, IL and at the EMEA Alliance in Barcelona, Spain as well as Educause 2017 in Philadelphia. Coming close on the heels of the Educause conference is a trip to carry the Student Cloud story to the Alliance Down Under 2017 conference in Brisbane, Australia.

See you soon!

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