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

Check out our on-demand session at Educause 2020

EDUCAUSE Annual Conference 2020 This year EDUCAUSE Annual Conference has moved to a virtual world and will be running from...

September Product Update

Hello! Autumn is one of my favourite times of the year. When the leaves begin to bronze, and the temperature...

How do chatbots work? We got our Head of Implementation to answer [Cont]

[Interview: Pt 2] Last week Jonny Richardson, our Head of Implementation highlighted some need-to-knows about chatbots, like how to train...

How do chatbots work? We got our Head of Implementation to answer 🤖

[Interview: Pt 1] I caught up with Jonny Richardson, our Head of Implementation, who manages all of our global chatbot...

August Product Update

Hello! We've been running a little behind this month with our usual monthly update, apologies! It's a worthwhile update though,...

GeckoForum 2020 – Save The Date Announcement 💥

It's time to save the date! We are thrilled to announce that GeckoForum 2020 will take place throughout the week...

Short update from Clearing 2020

Phew, that was busy! I wanted to share with you a short update from Clearing 2020, something which we thought...

Come join us ~virtually 🤳~ for UKATfestival20!

  Long time, no speak but finally, events are picking up and we are happy to be back 🙌 UKAT’s...

product update, online events, chatbot, higher ed

July Product Update

Welcome to the July product update! It's great to be able to share some of the progress we have made...

Become a chatbot hero in 30 minutes

Chatbots are the ultimate tag team champions. They let your admissions staff focus their time and energy on the more...

59% of conversations with students happen out of office hours. Can chatbots help?

In the new world of social distancing, remote learning, and continued uncertainty for colleges and students, especially international students, many...

Record-Breaking Enrollment: University of California, Irvine Attracts Students with support from AI

Our CEO, Matt Lanham recently had the opportunity to catch up with Bryan Jue, Sr. Associate Director, Office of Undergraduate...

June Product Update

This is a post by Callum Dickson, one of our Product Managers. He's standing in for Calum Shepherd this month,...

Preparation for Clearing 2020

We know clearing is the most demanding time of the year for our customers, and that's why we are doing...

Advising, chatbots

Chatbots are a personalized tool for student engagement

Chatbots are rapidly transforming higher education - and now they can become a key driver in increasing student engagement and...

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