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Fall Student Experience Creating Online Converts

When it comes to interactivity among classmates, nothing beats texting. Nearly a third of students (31 percent) in a recent survey chose that over any other interaction option in online learning, including interactive whiteboards (mentioned by 29 percent), breakout rooms (18 percent), live surveys and polls (14 percent) or gamification such as badges and contests (7 percent). That's according to a survey from customer experience company Sykes.

Study Finds Use of Video Boosts Learning

A meta-study has found that the use of pre-recorded video can lead to "small improvements" in learning and replacing existing content with videos can result in "strong" learning benefits. The work, published by the American Educational Research Association, was undertaken by a team of researchers from Australian Catholic University and the University of Queensland.

Instructure to Leave Corporate LMS Market with Sale of Bridge

Instructure is selling the corporate side of its learning management system business for $50 million. The buyer will be Learning Technologies Group plc, a UK company with multiple businesses that produce services and technologies for digital learning and talent management.

What Students Would Give Up to Have In-Person College

What would students give up if they could head back to college in person? Seven in 10 would relinquish their AirPods for a month if it meant a month back on campus, according to a poll undertaken by Grand Canyon University.



Majority of UMBC Students Respond Positively to OER

A recent student survey on the use of open educational resources at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County garnered positive responses from the majority of respondents, who reported engaging with the low- or zero-cost digital course materials and homework tools.

Des Moines U to Apply CARES Act Funding to Telehealth Tech

Des Moines University, a medicine and health sciences institution in Iowa, has received a $2 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to outfit a planned state-of-the-art simulation center on a new campus.

Google Renames G Suite for Ed, Adds Pile of New Features

Google announced a pallet full of changes to its education offerings, including a renaming of its education bundle of productivity applications and a limit to free storage for schools and colleges.

4 in 10 College Faculty, Admin Unconcerned about Future Cyberattacks

More college administrators than college educators have received basic cybersecurity training. While 71 percent of the administrators said they'd been provided with some training, just 57 percent of the teachers said the same.

5 Keys to a More Student-Equity-Centric Future in Higher Ed

A new white paper out of the University of Utah's Sorenson Impact Center outlines five ways to move higher education toward a student-equity-centric future.

5-College Partnership to Develop Shared Enterprise Technology System

Five public colleges in New Mexico are banding together to implement a shared enterprise technology system that will manage student information, financials, human resources and other campus services and records.