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Survey: College Students' View of the Future Varies by Major

According to Cengage's latest "Student Opportunity Index," while students were fairly bullish about their chances of finding work out of school, the degree of their optimism varied by major.

European Framework Offers Promise of Portable University Credentials

Recent reporting by Class Central shed light on a new initiative in Europe among MOOC providers and the universities they work with to launch a program for creating portable credentials for learners. The European MOOC Consortium announced its Common Microcredential Framework in April.

Rental Textbook Usage on the Rise as New/Used Pricing Flutters

Alongside a report from the National Association of College Stores on declining costs for course material, another source for tracking down college textbooks has released its own data, suggesting that textbook pricing isn't necessarily on the slide.

Cerego Debuts Smart Content Creation Tools for Adaptive Learning

Adaptive learning platform Cerego is rolling out a new suite of "Create" tools that use natural language processing to streamline the process of creating adaptive learning content.



Hackathons Can Foster CS Skills Out of Class

A survey of students participating in hackathons found that most of them learn new concepts and gain skills that they later use in their computer science work.

Baby Boomer Retirements Could Open up More Diversity in College IT Leadership

A human resources association that serves the higher education segment has predicted a shift in the demographics of the IT workforce at colleges and universities in the United States.

Survey: More than Half of Faculty Believe Classroom Tech Increases Student Engagement

In a recent survey, 54 percent of faculty respondents said they believe adding more technology to their classroom would definitely increase student engagement.

Austin Peay Tests Day One Access to E-Books

This summer, Tennessee’s Austin Peay State University is piloting a program to put textbooks in the hands of students from the first day of class.

Report: Student Spending on College Course Materials in Decline

For the first time in a long time, combined spending over the academic year on course materials, technology and school supplies came in under $1,000, according to a recent survey by the National Association of College Stores.

Proctorio Adds New Plagiarism Detection Tools with Canvas Integration

Remote proctoring company Proctorio has added two plagiarism detection tools to its Learning Integrity Platform.

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