Bill Gates discusses ways to help students succeed in higher education

During his keynote speech at today’s Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates discussed some of the challenges helping students stay on track and complete their higher education goals. Digital tools can make a difference, he said, providing ways to monitor students’ progress toward career goals and even trigger a counselor to contact students who are falling behind.

The issue is particularly acute in the United States, which has the highest dropout rate for higher education of upper income countries, Gates said.

Read the Microsoft Research Connections blog for more about the event.

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