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Find out the latest news from Gecko, the education sector, and also takeaways from events we attend.

Matt Lanham - CEO of GeckoEngage

Lean on our chatbot for free for 3 months

We are providing colleges and universities with a free version of our chatbot (trained with coronavirus/COVID-19 information) for the next 3 months.

Announcing decisions we are taking to help our team and our customers

Today I am announcing multiple decisions we have taken to allow us to continue operating Gecko without disruption for our...

SMC coronavirus chatbot update

Using Your Chatbot to Share Important Updates

If your institution doesn’t already have a web page dedicated to information on the coronavirus/COVID-19, odds are that you soon...

February Product Update: SSO, MSFT Dynamics and speedier events 💨

We get together every two weeks as a company to share progress with each other. We talk through improvements, new...

GeckoEngage at IHEF 2020

The organiser of this event has taken the decision to cancel for this year, as a precaution against COVID-19. If...

GeckoEngage ranked in FT1000 2020

GeckoEngage in Top 200 of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies #FT1000

GeckoEngage, a leading provider of chatbot and student engagement software for Higher Education, was positioned at number 184 out of...

GeckoEngage chatbots for higher education, student success, and academic advising

New Podcast on Academic Advising, Student Success, and Chatbots

Eric Stoller talks about the benefits of using chatbots to amplify academic advising and enhance the student experience.

GeckoEngage at the NASPA Annual Conference

The organiser of this event has taken the decision to cancel for this year, as a precaution against COVID-19. If...

GeckoEngage joins the 2020 NCMPR National Conference

The organiser of this event has taken the decision to cancel for this year, as a precaution against COVID-19. If...

IT help desk function

Help, I lost my login: IT HelpDesk Chatbots

Artificial intelligence is popping up seemingly everywhere these days, and the IT support function is no exception. Chatbots in higher...

GeckoEngage makes chatbots that you can trust

Trusting Your Chatbot

The story of digital transformation in higher education is one of trust and perception. Most conversations about digital transformation involve...

Advising, chatbots

Retention matters – how chatbots provide 365 / 24×7 support

Chatbots are rapidly transforming higher education - and now they can become a key driver in improving retention rates at...

Admissions, Chatbots

Getting Digital: How a Chatbot Can Answer Thousands of Student Questions

How can you use a chatbot to answer thousands of student questions? ‘What majors do you offer?’, ‘what minors do...

academic advising, chatbots

10 Reasons Why Your Advising Team Needs a Chatbot

Chatbots, chatbots and more chatbots. You’re probably asking yourself, does my university really need one? And more importantly, what actually...

GeckoEngage Year in Review 2019

Successful 2019 for GeckoEngage

Year in Review: A Very Successful 2019 for Gecko Engage Well, what a year 2019 was for GeckoEngage - it...

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