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Survey: Student Success Gaps Widening During Pandemic

In a recent survey focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students in introductory-level courses this past fall, faculty reported increases in DFWI rates (the number of students who receive a D or F grade, withdraw or fail to complete a course) — particularly at two-year institutions or those serving Pell-eligible students.

3 Ways to Future-Proof Your University

The COVID-19 pandemic will have a lasting impact on higher education. Here's how to weather the emerging "new normal" for the next semester and beyond.

Education Design Lab Launches Skills Learning Platform

Education Design Lab, an organization that works with colleges and universities in developing skills badge programs, has launched a new platform that helps institutions deliver training and assessment on eight "most in-demand skills" and to make the learning "visible."

Podcast: Trends, Predictions and Opportunities for Higher Ed in 2021

How will higher education evolve as we head into — hopefully — post-pandemic times? Is it even possible to make predictions with circumstances still in flux? In this episode of the Campus Technology Insider podcast, we talk with Richard Garrett, chief research officer at higher education research firm Eduventures, about his predictions for 2021, the impact of the pandemic on online learning and ed tech, and the opportunities he sees for higher ed in the coming year.

Brown U to Hold In-Person Commencement for Grads, Virtual Event for Guests

Rhode Island's Brown University has announced its plan to hold commencement in person for graduates while members and guests will attend virtually.

Small Maine College Asks: Do We Need a Main Campus?

Unity College in Maine, which frames itself as "America's Environmental College," has opened up debate about whether small institutions really need to have flagship campuses to survive.

New CT Leadership Summit: Innovating out of the Pandemic

Higher education's response to the pandemic has required agility, flexibility and perhaps most important, innovation. Join us Feb. 24 for this free one-day event, in which education and IT leaders will share how they are managing the challenges of remote work and learning, adapting to change and solving problems with outside-the-box ideas and practices.

Report: It's Time for 4-Year Schools to Welcome Adult Learners

The public mission of four-year colleges and universities needs to adapt to encompass adult learners, according to a new report. That's the population that may be most affected by the changes in education introduced during the pandemic — more so even than K-12 and college students, the report suggested.

Online Discussion Platform Adds Auto-Grading

Ed tech company 42 Lines has introduced a new auto-grading feature for its Harmonize online discussion platform, geared toward making it easier to manage and assess online class discussions.

San Diego State U Upgrades Microphones for Hybrid Learning

San Diego State University is outfitting nearly 200 classrooms across its main and Imperial Valley campuses with Sony's MAS-A100 beamforming ceiling microphone, to support the hybrid classroom model.