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Colleges Are Pressured to Open Up Student Data

By Nick DeSantis

College campuses are hothouses of data, including course schedules, degree requirements, and grades. But much of the information remains spread out across software systems or locked on university servers. Now a crowd of start-ups has emerged with hopes of prying out those rich data sets to build an app economy for universities—a world of new personalized services that could transform the student experience.

The idea of opening data to consumers has already spread to such industries as health care and energy.

Continued at: http://chronicle.com/article/Unlocking-Student-Data-Could/131551/

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