In order to better understand why lifelong learning is so important, The EvoLLLution® commissioned a third party research firm to investigate the role of ongoing education in the workplace. GO >


Managing English Language Programs

Building Your Own Market with IELPs

The Diversity of Non-Traditional Markets


Maximizing Competitive Advantages in the IELP Space

The New Student Experience Video Series

Redefining the Student Experience

Flexibility and Unbundling


The Customer Service Myth

Reinventing the Student Information System


Succeeding in the Corporate Training Market

Executive Guide

Corporate training is a highly competitive but lucrative market for higher education institutions. Learn the eight requirements for creating and growing a successful corporate training division in this guide. GO>


In order to succeed in the corporate training market, institutions must first understand how it functions and what they stand to gain. For perspectives on thriving in this market, read this eBook written by higher education administrators. GO>

Research Paper

While nearly all corporations financially invest in employee education, most of the spending is not going to higher education institutions. Learn more about why colleges and universities are missing out, and how they can improve in this report. GO>

Attracting and Retaining Non-Traditional Students

Executive Guide

A large number of adult learners are returning to school and higher education leaders need to have a handle on how to best serve this group of students. Understand how to better of attract and retain non-traditional students in this guide. GO>


Adult students have a unique set of needs and it is important for higher education administrators to understand the barriers they face when achieving their education. To better understand this sector and their needs, see this collection of articles by adult students themselves. GO>

Whitepaper: Communicating with Students

To better appeal to non-traditional learners, it is crucial that universities and colleges improve their relationship management capabilities. To learn how to better communicate with adult students, see this whitepaper. GO>

Whitepaper: Online Shopping

Today’s students expect and want more from their online shopping experience. Higher education must learn to meet the demands of their increasingly tech savvy students. To better understand how to leverage eCommerce capabilities to meet learner expectations, read this whitepaper. GO>

eBook: Student-Centricity as a Benchmark for Success

The perception of prestige that accompanies rankings results in scores of students selecting schools that they are ill-suited to attend. This places undue cost not only on the student, but also on the instituion. This eBook introduces a three-part examination of college and university rankings. GO>

eBook: Leveraging Technology to Overcome Obstacles

Read first-hand examples of how leaders at resource-constrained institutions across the country have leveraged technology to improve the student experience and transform their outcomes.GO>

Executive Guide: Top 10 Dashboards You Need To Manage Your Institution

Learn how you can use your school’s data to make informed decisions on everything from how to allocate your marketing budget, to whether you need more sections of a particular course, to planning staff vacation time, and much more. Stop guessing and become a data-driven organization.GO>

Creating a Successful Vendor Partnership

Executive Guide

Partnering with vendors has many positive benefits for higher education institutions. Choosing a partner however, is not an easy task. To understand the vital components of a successful vendor partnership, read this guide. GO>


Vendors can provide much more to higher education institutions than just a product or service. To see how vendor partnerships can benefit higher education institutions, read this collection of articles by higher education administrators and corporate executives. GO>


Vendors bring a unique perspective to help higher education institutions. However, not all vendors are innovators. See this whitepaper to find out more about vendors that understand the needs of their partners and can provide customized, integrated and knowledge-based approaches set the bar. GO>

Primer: Customer Lifecycle Management and the Student Experience

Today’s students expect the same level of customer service from their postsecondary institutions as they receive when they shop online. Read this to learn how customer lifecycle management systems can directly improve the student experience. GO>

Whitepaper: Applying Customer Lifecycle Management Fundamentals to Higher Education

With so many educational providers all competing in the same space, it can be tough for any one institution to stand out above the noise. Download this white paper and learn how you can leverage customer lifecycle management software to turn students from one-time customers into lifelong advocates. GO>

Growing and Leveraging International Programs

Executive Guide

Setting up a functioning IELP program that will attract international students requires more than cutting and pasting pre-existing services geared towards domestic students. Read this guide to find out how to improve international recruitment and drive enrollment. GO>


The IELP market is lucrative, with higher education institutions around the world attempting to gain a foothold in this marketplace. To understand the barriers to entering this market and how planning and differentiation can an IELP program be successful, read this collection of articles by higher education administrators and association representatives. GO>

Playbook: Navigating the IELP Student Lifecycle

This PlayBook will walk through how you can improve the student experience at every stage. Intensive English language programs (IELPs) are complex offerings. Each institution manages their program in a slightly different way, but they all face similar obstacles like attracting students, enrolling and placing them in the correct level course, dealing with immigration requirements, and financial reporting, but the list doesn’t stop there. GO>

Providing Relevant Certificates and Credentials

Executive Guide

Non-traditional students seek out credentials in order to increase their employability in the workforce. Traditional credentials are no longer sufficient for them. To find out the types of credentials adult learners are really looking for, have a look at this executive guide. GO>


Universities and colleges used to focus on providing degrees as their only key product. But, the time has come to rethink credentials. Find out what the workforce demands from its employees and what leading institutions are looking at to determine whether or not they are are fulfilling the needs of a broad spectrum of learners. GO>

Requirements Checklist

While certificates offer a wealth of opportunity, students have high expectations that institutions must meet in order to see return. See how to best use certificates to grow and retain your students. GO>

Badging Guide

Digital credentials have really burst onto the scene in recent years, but questions remain about how they can be leveraged and why an institution would move in this direction rather than simply sticking with the status quo. This primer shares insights from leaders across the higher education space on how badges and digital credentials help colleges and universities improve enrollments, retention and ultimately student success. GO>

Year in Review
2020: Year in Review
In 2020, the unprecedented became our standard, forcing higher education leaders to think creatively and act quickly to serve their students. These shifts will force us to rethink the role of a seamless digital environment into the future.

2019: Year in Review
In 2019, college and university leaders began sharing ideas for a postsecondary model that would engage learners throughout their lifetime, and deliver contextual and supportive programming and credentials that support their personal and career growth.

2018: Year in Review
In 2018, main campus leaders began leveraging their CE divisions in earnest to adapt to the needs of non-traditional learners—a move that will resonate through 2019 and beyond.

2017: Year in Review
In 2017, higher education institutions doubled down on efforts to strategically leverage technology to serve students better.

2016: Year in Review
In 2016, there was no defining or dominating trend. Instead, institutions worked to move away from the status quo while redefining the higher education industry to be more student-centric.

2015: Year in Review
In 2015, higher education leaders focused on reshaping the institution to meet consumer expectations and finding ways to reposition the institution to remain viable over the long term.

2014: Year in Review
In 2014, higher education was characterized by the pursuit of new marketplaces and innovative approaches to serving existing populations of students. This was driven by the desire to adapt to industry-wide disruption.

2013: Year in Review
In 2013, competency-based education grew in popularity as leaders tried to find ways to remain viable over the long term. Industry-wide, focus shifted to the commoditization of higher education and competitiveness.

2012: Year in Review
In 2012, the emergence of MOOCs took open education to new heights and industry leaders began to see the value of the non-traditional and corporate marketplaces.