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Revamp of IPEDS Widens View on Student Outcomes

One big flaw of the Integrated Postsecondary Education Database System (IPEDS) has been fixed. The U.S. Department of Education has revamped its higher education database to begin tracking non-traditional students — the ones who aren't attending school full-time or aren't entering college as freshmen right from high school.

National Academy of Sciences Starts Framing Data Science Education

The goal of the project is to envision what the field might look like in the future to help institutions better understand what they need to do "to move data science education in that direction."

Report: Global PC Decline Stabilizes

The traditional PC market (which includes notebooks, desktops and workstations) in the United States saw shipments of 16.6 million units, with notebook sales dropping noticeably and desktops outperforming forecasts.

Chapman University Rolls Out Marketplace for Student-to-Student Commerce

At Chapman University, students can buy and sell products with each other via a new online marketplace powered by Ulyngo.



Report: Taking Just 1 More Course Improves Student Persistence

Based on data from 60 institutions and nearly 1.4 million students, a new report found that, particularly for part-time and nontraditional students, "even small shifts in course load can have a profound impact on success rates."

Project Aims to Increase STEM Access for Native American Students

Native Americans make up 1.2 percent of the overall U.S. population, yet only account for just 0.4 percent of all engineering bachelor's degrees. The University of Montana is looking to remedy that situation with the help of a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Campuses Dabble with Smart — and Personal — Vending Machines

Vending machines on campus have grown beyond sodas, water and candy bars. The University of California Davis long ago introduced a testing-material vending machine that provides blue books, scantrons, highlighters and pencils for students on the run.

Report: Taking Just One Extra Course Can Lead to Better Student Outcomes

"Fifteen to Finish" is a catchy phrase to encourage students to take enough credits for on-time graduation. In fact, it has been so popular that since the University of Hawaii introduced it as part of a student success initiative, dozens of campuses across the country have borrowed the phrasing for their own campaigns. Now, new research from Civitas Learning is questioning whether that one-size-fits-all slogan is over-simplifying the goal.

Cengage Launches OER Product

Cengage today introduced OpenNow, a digital content platform for general education courses based on curriculum-aligned open educational resources.

The Impact of Binging on Education Content

Binge-watching leads to poorer sleep, less family time in front of the TV and even less enjoyment of the content. But at the same time could it also generate better learning outcomes and higher completion rates?

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