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Higher Ed IT Will See Significant Increase in Hybrid Work Arrangements

A recent survey from EAB suggests that higher education institutions will increasingly support hybrid work for administrative employees (not including faculty) — particularly in IT, Finance and Procurement functions.

Top 3 Ways Institutions Can Improve Student Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has both highlighted the importance of student support services in higher education and revealed gaps in how institutions are meeting the needs of at-risk students, according to a recent report from Blackboard.

New OLC Global Cohort to Explore Advancements in Online Learning

The Online Learning Consortium is calling for applications to participate in a new cohort that will work collaboratively to identify challenges and opportunities in online and blended learning.

Mediasite Update Offers Tools to Improve Hybrid and Virtual Education

Sonic Foundry has updated its Mediasite video platform with a variety of new capabilities aimed at supporting hybrid work and learning.



Students Used More Digital Course Materials During Pandemic

In 2020-2021, the majority of college students (58 percent) used digital course materials more than in the previous year, according to a survey from the National Association of College Stores.

New CSU Student Success Initiative to Provide iPad Air to 35,000 Incoming Students

In its largest ever device distribution, California State University is offering an iPad Air, Apple Pencil and Apple Smart Keyboard Folio to up to 35,000 first-year and new transfer students at eight campuses this fall.

Eduroam Expands to Support K–12 Schools, Libraries and Museums

Nonprofit Internet2 has launched eduroam Support Organizations, an effort to expand its secure, wireless roaming service into K–12 schools, libraries and museums.

Report: Pandemic Investment in Cloud Infrastructure Will Have Lasting Impact

According to a new analysis, one of the “lasting impacts” of COVID-19 will be an increased reliance on cloud infrastructure in education and a few other sectors.

Virginia Union U Mobile Learning Initiative Will Outfit Students with Apple Devices

First-year students at Virginia Union University will receive a bundle of Apple products to support their education and success on campus.

Pandemic Has Increased Expected Spending on Digital Transformation, IT

According to a recent Gartner survey, 82 percent of chief financial officers plan to increase investment in digital capabilities in fiscal year 2021 compared to 2020, and 70 percent intend to increase their spending on information technology.