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Report: Alumni Networks Can Boost Student and Graduate Success

Alumni networks can help higher education institutions deliver greater value to their students, according to a new report from the Christensen Institute.

Georgia Tech Microsite Provides Accessible COVID-19 Info

A new resource from Georgia Tech's Center for Inclusive Design and Innovation, developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and CDC Foundation, provides COVID-19 information in accessible formats for people with disabilities.

Hybrid Model to Expand from Learning to Campus Services

The hybrid approach being taken by most colleges and universities to get through the pandemic could turn out to have the positive effect of making those schools more student-centered, not just in education but across the board. That's the takeaway in a new report by Deloitte.

Peer Tutoring Service Expands into Four More Colleges

Knack, an education technology company that provides a program for managing peer tutoring, has recruited four more institutions as customers.



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.

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."

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.

Report: More IoT Device Exposures Seen in Education Institutions

Education institutions have a 14x higher rate of Internet of Things device exposures compared to other industries, according to a recent report from RiskRecon and cybersecurity research firm Cyentia Institute.

9 Priorities for Closing the Digital Divide

The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition, a nonprofit that promotes "open, affordable, high-quality broadband connections," has issued a roadmap for 2021, laying out what it will be pursuing in its mission of supplying internet access to an estimated 42 million unconnected people in the United States.

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.