Taming the Wild West of AI in EdTech: A thoughtful approach

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As a former university CIO, I’ve witnessed first-hand the impact of technology on Higher Education and beyond. That’s more evident than ever before, with companies like OpenAI, Nvidia, and Unlearn having us all rethink what’s possible. 

When I recently joined RahRah as the SVP of Sales, I was exhilarated by the tremendous opportunities and benefits that RahRah’s technology could bring to Higher Ed students and professionals alike. As institutions grapple with the challenge of keeping up with the rapid pace of innovation, it’s essential to strike a balance between embracing new advancements and ensuring that these tools are ready for widespread use.


Taking a considered approach to AI

Even back in 2021, a study by EDUCAUSE found that 65% of Higher Education institutions were in the process of adopting AI technologies to improve teaching, learning, and administration. In the last few months, I can only imagine that number has jumped higher (or at least interest in adopting it) and will likely continue to grow as the benefits of automation and AI become more prevalent.

At RahRah, we understand the importance of incorporating automation and AI-driven functionality in a thoughtful and measured way. One example of our AI-driven features is our app’s ability to recommend specific events to students based on their unique interests, needs, availability, and location – like Netflix, but where you get off the couch to get connected and engaged!

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Building solid and engaged communities

Our team at RahRah works every day to innovate and improve the digital campus experience. A 2022 Gallup survey revealed that students who are highly engaged in their campus community are more likely to achieve academic success and report a better overall college experience. By focusing on fostering strong communities and driving student engagement, we’re able to create an environment where students can thrive.


Navigating the future of Higher Education

As Higher Education professionals navigate the ever-changing landscape, it’s crucial to approach new technologies with caution. By taking the time to evaluate each new tool and feature, you can ensure that you’re adopting solutions that genuinely benefit your institution and students. 

At RahRah, we’re excited about the possibilities that AI and automation bring to the table, and we’re committed to harnessing their power responsibly and thoughtfully to best support all of our Higher Education partners.


Embracing innovation responsibly

The rest of 2023 promises to bring exciting advancements in technology. At RahRah, we can’t wait to see what the future holds, and we’re eager to continue leading the charge in responsible innovation! By adopting a considered approach to AI and automation, we can ensure that we’re building a digital campus experience that truly enhances the student lifecycle and fosters long-term success.


Experience the future of campus engagement

If you’re interested in seeing our AI features (and the rest of our fantastic portal and student app!) first-hand, I invite you to get in touch for a personalized demo. Together, let’s explore how RahRah can empower your institution and students to thrive today… and tomorrow.

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