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DeVos: Higher Ed in 'Crisis'

Betsy DeVos has raised what she called a "red warning flag" regarding student aid, which she referred to as "a crisis in higher education." Speaking during an annual training event for financial aid professionals, the head of the U.S. Department of Education made statements that suggested her agency would seek policy changes to remove the federal government from the business of student loans.

Million-Dollar Prize Promised to Best Nonprofit Ed Tech Idea

Nonprofits with an education technology idea have until the end of this month to apply for a million-dollar prize to help them develop it. The winner will be announced on Dec. 21, 2018.

ASU Launches Hub for Smart City Innovation

Arizona State University is partnering with Amazon Web Services to create the ASU Smart City Cloud Innovation Center to build smarter communities in the Phoenix area.

Work-and-Learn for Engineering Students Needs a Redesign

According to a new report, new approaches are needed to help engineering students gain the skills they need for the workplace.



Predictive Model Identifies Wikipedia Arguments that Will Never Get Resolved

A joint study involving researchers from MIT, the University of Michigan and the Wikimedia Foundation has identified why so many Wikipedia disputes unresolved and developed predictive tools to help improve editorial deliberations.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 26, 2018)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2019, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.

Public Universities Collaborate to Close Achievement Gaps

The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities is organizing 130 public universities and systems to work together to increase college access and close the achievement gap.

Campus Management Releasing New Engagement Program

Education technology company Campus Management has begun showing a new engagement platform. CampusNexus Engage, scheduled to be available beginning next month, offers the promise of increasing student engagement, retention and graduation rates.

Upcoming Events, Webinars & Calls for Papers (Week of Nov. 19, 2018)

Upcoming events include EdgeCon 2019, the Association of American Colleges and Universities 2019 Annual Meeting, and LearnLaunch Across Boundaries Conference.

Survey: With Student-Supplied Data, Colleges Could Drastically Improve Recruitment

Personalized communication matters in higher education. According to a recent survey, not only did students say they'd be more likely to choose a school that personalized its communications to them during the recruitment process, but alumni said they'd probably donate more often if they knew their money was funding organizations or projects they were involved with themselves as students. Those results surfaced during a survey undertaken on behalf of education technology company Ellucian by Wakefield Research.

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