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Faculty Awareness of OER Has Increased for 5 Years Straight, Yet Adoption Is Flat

In higher education, faculty awareness of open educational resources — course materials that are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation and sharing — has grown for the fifth straight year, according to a study by Bay View Analytics.

New Tool Provides Prospective Students Personalized ROI Estimates for Specific Degree Programs

Seattle-based startup AstrumU has introduced a new Enrollment Marketing Toolkit that uses machine learning to estimate the return on investment for the degrees, majors and courses being considered by prospective students.

ERP Rollout Supports Digital Transformation at Baltimore City Community College

In an effort to modernize its operations and improve the overall student and employee experience, Baltimore City Community College is rolling out Ellucian's Banner software-as-a-service platform.

National U Tackles Textbook Affordability

California's National University, a nonprofit institution serving adult learners, educators and veterans, is ramping up its textbook affordability initiative to offer students better pricing as well as expanded purchasing choices for course materials.



Dartmouth Manages Device Security with AI-Based Platform

Dartmouth College is rolling out smart device security platform WootCloud to manage device security and access control campuswide.

Spring Enrollments Continue Downward Trend

The enrollment losses of fall 2020 have continued this spring, according to preliminary data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Overall, college enrollment is down 2.9 percent compared to last spring.

U Louisiana Monroe Outfits Classroom for Active and Hybrid Learning

A new active learning classroom at University of Louisiana Monroe's College of Pharmacy is designed for one-on-one interaction in class as well as participation from remote students.

Cybersecurity Company Launches Secure Videoconferencing Platform

StrikeForce Technologies, a cybersecurity company that specializes in preventing data theft and security breaches, has introduced a new videoconferencing solution billed as a secure alternative to Zoom and other vulnerable platforms.

United States Spends $1.3 Trillion on Education

The United States tops every other country in overall education spending, investing $1.3 trillion across all levels. That's more than seven times the next top contender, Germany, which spends $189.4 billion on education. However, we're only number 8 in terms of education spending as a percentage of the gross domestic product.

Educause Report Tackles Cybersecurity and Privacy in Higher Ed

Security and privacy threats are at an all-time high on campus, according to a new report from Educause, brought about by a combination of factors: remote work and learning, the proliferation of videoconferencing and the complexities related to the pandemic.