The field of the adult learner is still fairly new, yet many colleges and universities are turning to that demographic to diversify their revenue streams. However, the most effective practices for wooing that audience into higher education aren't always the ones schools are relying on in their marketing and recruiting efforts. That was the overall finding of a detailed report by education consultancy Ruffalo Noel Levitz.
Few institutions of higher education perform academic advising online or have specially trained or equipped counsellors ready to help distance learning students with their advising needs. Those are some of the findings in an extensive report from Primary Research Group, which recently published the "Survey of Best Practices in Academic Advising."
A new lab at Texas A&M University is studying the science of the mind and how it learns.
As Congress debates reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, a national organization of financial aid professionals has issued its latest "National Student Aid Profile" to help policymakers understand what they're making decisions about.
The faculty survey found that in two-year colleges, only 4 percent of instructors found students "most generally able to do what is expected." The number was slightly higher in four-year schools: 12 percent. The rest reported that students had arrived to higher ed with at least some gaps in preparation.
Imagine a platoon of long-haul trucks barreling down the freeway at 70 mph in tight proximity. When one decides to pass another, the platoon could seamlessly open up a spot. When an obstacle in traffic threatens their momentum, they would slow or change lanes in synch. That's the promise of intelligent commercial vehicles currently under study by researchers at Pennsylvania State University.
Mobile data usage will increase 59 percent this year over last to reach 52 million terabytes, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.
Compared to baby boomers, millennials are feeling the squeeze of student debt tied to their college education in multiple arenas: deciding to marry, buy a car or house and the jobs they took out of school.
Georgia State University created a technology-rich visualization space that supports research and instruction and explores the transformative potential of visual media across all disciplines.
Sometime during its 2015-2016 term the Supreme Court will be revisiting the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case, in which a white woman accused the school of discriminating against her on the basis of her race. Against that background, a new research project has examined the diversity strategies employed at 338 non-profit four-year institutions. Researchers at the American Council on Education's (ACE) Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) found that six out of 10 of the "most selective" institutions consider race in admissions.